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RISK IT YEAR EIGHT SCIENCE CHALLENGE

On Thursday 29th June one of our top set year eight classes were given a day off timetable to complete a challenge to design an innovative prototype which will be useful to people at sea – from sailors to ship mechanics, from submariners to holiday makers.

The class had to work in ‘company’ groups of four, as the research and development department of a scientific equipment manufacturing company. The groups needed to plan an idea, develop the idea, build a prototype, cost the finished product and then present the ideas in a “Dragon’s Den” style competition.

We were very impressed with the range of ideas, which included a car that would travel on land and sea, a specialist boat with a ramp and life-saving rings on the outside of the craft and a luxury submarine to allow people to explore the ocean bed.

The winning team developed the idea of floating trees which would allow migrating birds a place to rest on their long journeys. The team of 4 particularly impressed the judges with their presentation which showed the distances and routes that some birds fly, the price they would charge for the item and the planning of the presentation. The winning team of Mia, Tegan, Eleanor and Evie will go forward to the County Final next week.

Many thanks go to Medway Education Business Partnership who designed the activity, and to Mr. Platt, Mr. May and Mr. Malone who attended for part of the day.

Ms Whitehead

STEM Co-ordinator

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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