Year 8 STEM event

On 22nd October, our year 8 students took part in a STEM marine engineering project led by the Sea Cadets.

Working in small groups, the students’ task was to design and build a raft that could hold the greatest weight when in water.

The students considered how a raft’s design affects its strength and buoyancy, and came up with their own prototype which they tested in water, adding weight to them with marbles.  

Mr Saundry, Head of Science, said: “This has been a fantastic activity for our students to find out more about marine engineering. Many thanks to the Sea Cadets for hosting such a fun educational event.”