Smallpeice Trust Engineering ChallengeOn Wednesday 14th June, students from Year 9 took part in a STEM event delivered by the Smallpeice Trust. After a short teambuilding excercise, teams of students were given the task of designing and constructing a sustainable way of watering plants in large buildings using rainwater collected from the roof. Each piece of equipment had a cost attached to it, so students had to think carefully about their design, before building a waterproof tank, a moisture meter to detect if there was water in the tank and then a pumping system to extract the water.
The task was challenging, however all teams managed to construct a variety of solutions to the problem by the end of the day and present their product to the judges. The event was supported by Marjons who provided ambassadors to help run the day, including one of our student alumni Chloe Foss.
The Smallpeice Trust aims to support students into careers in STEM through events such as this and raise awareness. Between now and 2022, there is a predicted shortage of 186,000 engineers! Already some of the students have shown an interest in taking part in some of the future events on off er from the trust.
It was a wonderful day and the students were fantastic ambassadors for the College.
Lead Teacher for Computer Science & KS3 Science