STEM Work Takes Hold of Year 7 & 8!

Published on 17 September 2018

What is STEM?

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) supports the broadening study of engineering within each of the affiliated subjects. We have a number of staff involved in cross-curricular studies that are bringing this interesting area to life at Hoe Bridge.

The benefit!

Beginning a focus on aspects of engineering at a younger age is hugely beneficial to children and their future studies. By cultivating an interest in the natural and social sciences in Year 7 and 8 the chances of STEM type success at senior school can be greatly improved. We are working hard to generate interesting and innovative opportunities for the younger children in our school.

F24 Greenpower Racing at Dunsfold Aerodrome

On Sunday 9 September, two members of  staff and six Year 8 drivers took the school kit car ‘The Blue Baron’ to    Dunsfold race track to compete against 60 other schools from all over the South of England in the F24 race. The endurance race lasted 1 hour 30 minutes and our car completed the 2 races finishing 43rd out of 60.  It was a fantastic day that was enjoyed by all - congratulations to all the boys who took part. 

Year 7 Visit to the Isle of Wight

On Thursday Year 7 went on a cross-curricular themed trip between Art/DT and Science to the Isle of Wight.  They experienced going on a hovercraft, electric train and steam train and then had a tour of the steam railway. They will now learn how to design, make and fly their own smaller hovercraft in technology and learn about reducing friction to make objects move more easily - like a hovercraft travelling on a cushion of air. What a great day!

 

 

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