Sixth Form Open Evening, Wednesday 15th November 7.00 to 9.00pm
Students and facilities at William Brookes School in Much Wenlock, Shropshire

STEM Challenge takes flight

(Posted on 24/11/16)

STEM Challenge takes flight
32 Year 8 students got the chance to create their own flying machines in the STEM Challenge. They worked closely with STEM ambassadors from the world of engineering and flight to design all aspects of the planes, using a variety of woods, plastics and other materials.  The objective was to create planes that would glide the longest, so particular attention had to be paid to the plane's weight and wing surface area.
 
The event forms the launch of the school's STEM club which will take place initially on Tuesdays after school in Room 09. All students are welcome to attend, so if you have an enquiring and problem-solving mind and want to use Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to do this, then the STEM club might be for you!  After Christmas, we will be using micro-bits to develop our own Bloodhound Rocket Car.