We have enjoyed celebrating STEM day at the Academy this year with activities in STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Students may have only just returned from our half term break, but they have come back eager and enthusiastic as they got stuck into the various activities and competitions.
Food Technology set students the challenge of baking 6 biscuits for judging with the criteria of having an autumnal theme to the decoration and flavour. All entries were to an extremely high standard, but the winner was Olivia Seabrook in Year 7 with her autumn leaves biscuits, which not only looked beautiful with their watercolour icing, but also tasted amazing.
Textiles also set students a fun competition to design and create their own origami shirt. The brief was a recycling theme, asking students to incorporate recycled materials and ideas into their designs. Once again, the standard of entry was very high and we were pleased to award Star Lane in Year 8 first place for her two designs- one with her own hand drawn designs and messages on recycling, and the second made from a cross-word page of a newspaper.
Whilst Science get ready for a STEM trip later this week, Maths held a fun board game activity at lunch which focussed on STEM career paths and the importance of Maths in them all.