Students at The Sir John Colfox Academy in Bridport recently competed in a cross curricular challenge offered by Land Rover/ Jaguar. It is a STEM challenge which incorporates four areas of the curriculum: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
The students involved had to design a shell for a remote controlled 4x4 rock crawler vehicle complete with automatic lights which come on in the dark and a tilt sensor which sounds when the vehicle tilts past 25 degrees. This is a challenge as it needed to be made to very precise specifications and in a limited time frame. They also needed to create a portfolio of their work, a pit display, a verbal presentation and code all of the electronics and fit them to the vehicle.
Colfoix School entered two teams of students and took both to the South West final. Our first team were called STEMatics and this team was made up of Toby, Ben, Zac, Sam, Jack and Danny. Our second team was called STEM Storm squared and was made up of, Eddie, Jake and Cara.
The final took place at the Flybe training academy in Exeter on the 8th January, and STEM Storm came out as the regional winners.
STEM Storm squared are now actively seeking funding to help get them to the National final. They need money for materials to refine their design and also for transport and accommodation costs as the final takes place in the British Transport Museum in Warwick for two days in March. They will compete against all the schools which won their regional final.
Please help fund this group of young people from Dorset follow their dream of competing in the national final.