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Regional STEM Day 2016

On Friday 24th June, twelve year 9 students attended the first ever Northamptonshire STEM day at Bishop Stopford School in Kettering. The students participated in a range of STEM challenges throughout the course of the day including:

  • Building a simple motor.
  • Designing and making electricity pylons.
  • Making a DNA model.
  • Qwizdom DNA test 
  • Constructing a boat.
  • Marine archaeology. 
  • Code Breaking 
  • Designing, building and racing an F1 car.

I am proud to share the fact that one of our two teams came 3rd out of fifteen schools and the second team achieving 5th place. Combining the point scores of both Prince William School teams would have made us overall winners! This is a huge achievement for Prince William School and the students should be commended for their team effort and collaboration. They worked enthusiastically at every challenge and demonstrated their methodical approach to problem solving and determination to succeed at the tasks put before them. They were role models for the school and should be very proud of themselves.

Quote of the day - 'I am really tired. I have never worked so hard!'

Some comments received from students are:

'On the STEM day we were required to utilise our skills to complete multiple tasks in order to gain points. We had to work as a team to create contraptions using our engineering skills. The best part of the day was creating working projects.' Jess Platt and Arthur Stubbings 9F

'It was a great experience which brought us together as a team.  We really enjoyed the creative and interactive aspects of the challenges!'

'The activity we most enjoyed was the pylon activity and the quiz on DNA.  We also enjoyed the building challenges, particularly the building of the car, it was fun and it involved good team work.'

'Thanks very much to Miss Melrose and Mrs Stoker for organising and taking us to Bishop Stopford school for this trip.'