STEM project teams tackle challenge
Students in Year 9 came away with two awards at the culmination of a ten week project aimed at boosting the profile of STEM subjects.
As we reported in March, two teams from the school have worked with engineers from construction firm Wilmott Dixon and examined environmental issues around the use of paper hand towels versus air hand dryers, and developing the recycling of food waste.
A presentation event at Oldham College saw students present their findings, to a panel of judges including Julie Murphy of Diodes Zetex Semiconductors, Matt Strong from Innovative Technology, and Graham McKendrick from Oldham Enterprise Trust, and return to school with the awards for Best Overall Project and the Pupils’ Choice Award.
Teacher of Science Miss Salim said, “Both teams gave really thoughtful and intelligent presentations, and we are delighted that the judges recognised their hard work.”
Oldham Enterprise Trust chair Kashif Ashraf said, “The aim of the project is to encourage people to think about STEM subjects and look into careers in science and technology. This is the first year that we have held the competition and we will be looking for more schools to take part next year.”