12 June 2017

Scitech Challenge

On Thursday 4 May, twelve Middle School boys competed in the annual Scitech Brainstorm Secondary Challenge Day. The students worked in teams of three and participated in a variety of STEM-based challenges. The boys were selected to compete because they had displayed a passion for Science and had demonstrated proficient skills in this learning area.

Brainstorm Challenge Days at Scitech provide a platform for like-minded students to increase their confidence and team building skills in an environment where they are competing against other schools. The five events of the day centered around Astronomy, Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology. Our Middle School boys had a lot of fun moving around the new and improved exhibits at Scitech whilst testing out their knowledge and understanding, ability to work as a team, problem-solving skills and innovative ideas.

The most popular part of the day (apart from the pizza lunch) was the Astronomy Challenge. This took place in the planetarium where students were taken on a guided tour of our galaxy as well as the technology we use to explore it. This event had a strong educational focus with mind-blowing imagery of the universe and our natural world, making it a very enjoyable experience.

Miss Deborah Mullin
Middle School Enrichment Programme