Our Year 8 pupils immersed themselves in the The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Farady Challenge Day, working in teams to research, design and make solutions to tough engineering problems. Their creativity, problem solving skills, resourcefulness and team skills are really being put to the test!

Congratulations to the winning team, comprising Angus, Ethan, Kai, Annabelle, Rosie and William. They made a robotic arm that they designed to go on the side of the James Webb telescope and be used to fix any parts of it that might become damaged.

The team received a trophy (which will be officially presented in assembly) and £10 of amazon gift vouchers each.

Nationwide all school teams are scored out of 100, and the top five teams go through to the national finals. We will have to wait until July to see if our winning team are in the top 5!

Thank you to the IET and to Arconic-Köfém for helping to fund the day’s event at S. Anselm’s and help us to inspire our aspiring engineers.