Energy Levels Boosted

Pupils Charlie Yeo and Isobel Humphrey with teaching assistant, Mr Cross, Ellen Rea from The Smallpeice Trust and science teacher Mr Ramsden.

Georgia McCormick, Anna Lisztovszki, Megan Matthews, Charlie Oliver and Alexandra Cufflin created the winning solar vehicle.

Solar vehicles were designed and created by pupils during an inspirational day when science and technology were brought to life.

The activity day at Healing School was hosted by The Smallpeice Trust, which specialises in engaging young people who are passionate about STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Sixty enthusiastic Year 8 pupils took part in the 'Energy Challenge' on Tuesday, 9th February.

Organiser Mark Ramsden (science teacher) said the activity day focused on new energy technologies and the future of global energy.

"Pupils were given a presentation, then worked together in groups looking at different types of renewable energy and the aim was to come up with new ideas," Mr Ramsden said.

"Finally, each group were given materials to design and create their own solar vehicle."

Pupils were able to talk to teachers and members of the Smallpeice Trust about careers and working in a science and engineering environment.

The program has been partially funded by Shell, which has invested more than £1-million in the project, with a view to inspiring 'Tomorrow's Engineers.'

Healing School - Wednesday 10th February 2016

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