Budding Science and Technology students stepped up to the STEM challenge and won, at an event organised by the University of Huddersfield on Tuesday, 5th June.  Huddersfield’s Science and Technology Day required students to use their Science knowledge and work as a team, to complete a series of challenges.

Twelve students from Year 8 and two members of staff travelled to Huddersfield’s £28 million Oastler Building which opened in April.  The varied programme of activities included building cars, designing robots and catching criminals, stimulated students’ minds all day.  “The group were enthusiastic and creative as well as hard-working and polite,” said Science teacher, Mrs Wardlaw.

“It was an amazing experience and very enjoyable.  The building itself was really impressive, with acres of glass windows and even lifts!” beamed winning team member, Aimee Quinn.  “The challenge day helped us think about our sixth form and university choices for when we are older, with strong messages about keeping our options open,” said Georgia Phillips.

“While at the university our students showed themselves in their best light.  Our students used their skills and knowledge exceptionally well.  This was reflected when they were awarded the overall winners’ prize.  Mr Horrocks and I were very proud of them all.”