18 October 2018

Year 6 STEM Challenge Day A Great Success

Year 6 Children from across the Pegasus Academy Trust put their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skills to the test this week when they attended the first Year 6 inter-school STEM challenge.  In mixed teams, composed of children from across the trust, Year 6 students participated in different challenges that tested their abilities to reason, calculate, reflect and construct.  The first activity challenged teams to build the tallest tower possible using only art straws and masking tape – not as easy as it sounds! Activity two involved some very big maths – the brief was to work out how many multi-link it would take to fill the hall of each school using only a few multi-link (as an example of size), their brains and a limited range of measuring and recording equipment. The children performed extremely well, demonstrating resilience, perseverance and excellent communication skills.  They should all be commended for their effort.  The day was a great success and future STEM challenges are in the pipeline.

Published on 18th October, 2018

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