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. Activity one involved some very big maths – the brief was to work out how many blades of grass are on the school fields using metre rulers, trundle wheels and their brains. The second activity challenged teams to build the strongest bridge using newspaper and masking tape – not as easy as it sounds! 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.