Two teams of talented year 8 STEM pupils, went head to head in the Faraday Challenge event at Daresbury Science Park a world class Science facility right on our doorstep. Our super scientists were pitted against some high profile schools from across the North West.
Their job was to solve a problem: How can we protect cyclists from roadside hazards?
The two Beamont teams worked tirelessly in creating a beacon that could be placed along a roadside, to indicate approaching hazards to cyclists. The teams had to design a beacon, build the casing for it using a 3D printer and construct a circuit that was to be placed inside.
Initially the pupils were puzzled but once they had been assigned their roles, they were raring to go. After the planning and build was complete, the groups had a chance to put their feet up in the scientists lounge and relax. The end product was still a mystery but they couldn’t wait to see their beacons…
All students finally stepped up to deliver faultless presentations, of their final product, to the judges.
Both Beamont teams were commended on their efforts and achievements. They were a credit to the Academy and have a very bright future in Science technology engineering or maths.
We may have some fantastic new inventors in the school!