This half term has been a busy one for our on-going STEM enrichment program. Year 8 had the challenge of guiding Big Trak bots through a variety of tasks. Big Traks are a great way to get you thinking about logical instructions. Programming them to drive forwards and backwards is easy, but driving one through a maze or to a specific goal requires some forward thinking!

Year 7 have had the opportunity to work with the Centre for Life taking part in an engineering workshop to design and make a self-powered vehicle. Designing, testing, re-designing and re-testing to make the vehicle work could only succeed with team work and problem solving skills. We had a range of interesting designs – some more successful than others!

Ms Carruthers

Click on the thumbnails below to see more pictures of the Big Trak bots:

     

Click on the thumbnails below to see more pictures from the Centre for Life workshop: