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STEM Challenge 2014

May 15th, 2014

HMSG STEM Challenge 2014

Sponsored by Renishaw plc

Bike aid wins first prize

For three years Renishaw plc has given HMSG sponsorship worth £1000 to reward pupils who excel in the subject areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.   All pupils in the senior school are invited to complete a project of their choice, and this year members of Year 6 from Inglefield House were included in the competition.

At the end of February the best work was taken to Renishaw to be judged by Mrs Simonne Watts and Mrs Julie Collins, who were most impressed with the quality and range of entries.   Last week Sky, from Year 6, was delighted to be presented with her prize of an i-Phone 5C by Mrs Watts in front of the school in Assembly.  Sky won First Prize in the competition for a wonderful invention to aid young children when they are learning to ride a bicycle.   She carried out research into items currently available, assessed their strengths and weaknesses and then came up with a solution which could well be seen on sale in the shops soon.   Sky is currently looking into the possibility of obtaining a patent and is planning to take her project forward to the ‘Big Bang Near Me’ Science and Technology competition in South Wales in July.

The following projects received prizes:

1st Prize
Sky, Year 6
Bike aid
Prize: IPhone 5

2nd Prize
Annie, Year 9
Pet Track
Prize: Kodak AZ251 digital bridge camera, black 16.3 MP, 25x optical zoom (remainder of £200 prize money to go to HMSG Library, at Annie’s request)

3rd Prize
Poppy, Year 7
Anaerobic Digestion
Prize: £100
Acorn 5210 Pro IR 940mm Wildlife Trail Infrared Camera

High Commended £50 Amazon vouchers:

Georgiana, Year 12
Infrared Project

Katie, Year 10
Lie Detector

Alice, Year 6
Flower Part Game

Lisa, Year 8
Universal Sundial

Emma, Year 6
Poly cloches

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