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Published: 30 November 2017

Students work with the Smallpeice Trust to help engineer eco-friendly power supplies

Sustainable power was top of the agenda when our students created their own eco-friendly wind turbine as part of an engineering challenge.

Last week’s event was organised and supported by the Smallpeice Trust – a charitable organisation supporting young people to develop their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) – and saw a group of Year 9 students tasked with creating electricity using a renewable source.

Rising to the challenge, the fledgling engineers worked as a team to create an electricity generating wind turbine, dealing with such issues as cost and functionality to reach a successful solution.

Also, this year for the first time, Year 8 students have been given the opportunity to study graphics as part of our STEM programme, with their most recent assignment being to design a comic book cover, helping them to develop their skills in point perspective drawing and typography.

School Principal Sam Davidson commented:

“STEM is an incredibly important part of the school curriculum and we are extremely grateful to the Smallpeice Trust for helping bring this to life through their engineering challenge.”

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