This year’s Y8 technology club was, once again, a real success. The year started by preparing the groundwork to design and build our hydraulic robots that would eventually compete in combat with each other. The four teams that completed their robots were; The Spoons, The Sponges, The Syringes and the Hex Horrors. The competition was eventually won by the Spoons, followed by the Syringes in second place. Well done to the Hex Horrors and the Sponges for a valiant try.
As always, this year’s tech club culminated with the trip to Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham on Wednesday 27th April. It was a special STEM activity called GUTS (Get Up To Speed with STEM), and consisted of a wide range of interesting technology topics. There were many local employers demonstrating the latest technologies found in industry today. There were 3-D printers, exotic cars, smart materials, Army, Navy, Air force and a whole host of other interesting Tech stuff. It was a very hands-on day with lots of free give-aways, such as laser engraved pens and sweets. Students represented the school fantastically and all had a great time.