STEM club utilises skills in these subject areas in projects throughout the academic year as part of an extra-curricular programme.
Students have been involved in many enterprising activities with a focus on STEM, including; developing a range of bath bombs to sell in school that were designed and made by KS3 students. Students also developed futuristic toilets as part of an Anglian Drop 20 challenge. The designs needed to adhere to a strict project focus that required the toilets to save vast amounts of precious water. Sheringham High School won the competition and student, Henry Keen, was commended by Anglian water for his waterless design!
The projects have even extended to designing and making rocket cars! KS4 students took part in a national competition that was linked to promoting the Bloodhound Rocket car that was attempting to break the land speed record. Students were able to use 3D CAD design software to develop a rocket car before getting hands on and building it in class time. A BBC Micro:bit was used to record the maximum speed of the rocket car. Thirty students then travelled to the UTCN to compete against schools from all over the country. Watching the model rocket cars blast off was…..a blast!
For the past 3 years students have been much more heavily involved in robotics during STEM club. We have used LEGO robotics to develop a series of 1kg sumo wrestlers and a line follower. Students have designed, built, programmed and competed on an international stage with the robots in Vienna, Austria. Sheringham High School has always been placed very highly for all competitions and for the last 2 years we were the top British team!
This year we are ‘stepping up a gear’. We are taking more advanced Lego sumo wrestlers and developing a much more complex robot that moves away from Lego robotics and into the advanced robotics world by taking part in a folk race in Tallinn, Estonia.
See Mr Hazelwood for more information.