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STEM Day: For the Future

Trinity Students all got involved in our second STEM Day across the school with the focus being 'For the Future'.

Year 10 students were designing, building and marketing roller coasters as a way to develop their transferable skills. The aim was to give them something to add to their CV, make them more employable and have fun while they did it. 

Our Year 9s were looking at sustainable energy, they looked at the efficiency of electric cars, they build their own wind turbines while sticking to a budget and heard from an engineer who works on sustainable energy generation at Siemens. 

The Y8s spent a day studying EcoFactor! and trying to solve some of the biggest problems that our planet faces right now. They were making biodegradable plastic, recycling paper and inventing new ways to get plastic waste out of our oceans. 

And finally, our Year 7s started the day with a clubbercise session (complete with glow sticks!) where they calculated how much energy they expended in the hour. They then went on to use their STEM skills to build a wind up car, the strongest tower and the best paper aeroplane. Team work, resilience  and initiative were needed throughout!