Racing cars and renewable energy at STEM day

Racing cars and renewable energy were the topics of the day at a Pool Academy event recently.

Year 7 students were invited to take part in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) event.

During the day students were given the opportunity to investigate renewable energy resources, the engineering of race cars and other hands-on topics.

All students who took part in the event were given a nationally recognised STEM award called the CREST Discovery Award. This award is a nationally recognised accreditation scheme for STEM project work for children aged up to 19 years old. 

Jack Jones, Science teacher at Pool Academy, said: “The stem day was a fantastic opportunity to students to think and work like scientists and engineers. There were some outstanding ideas from students.”

CREST allows students the opportunity to take part in hands-on science with investigations and question-led learning. It gives children the chance to solve real-life STEM challenges through practical investigation and discussion.