STEM Club

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) Club has been running since spring 2010. The Club has quickly grown from a handful of year 8 pupils and now has members totalling nearly 50 from year groups 8-13.

The club runs after school and pupils are encouraged to work in small teams and pursue projects and competitions that interest them. Staff follow the pupil’s lead and facilitate the sessions which include experiments, designing, testing and evaluating. In 2016 we shall be encouraging students to undertake a silver Crest award.

The teams are encouraged to enter lots of competitions which have led to a number of regional and national successes.

In June 2016 4 teams were selected for the National Teen Tech Final where they met a host of celebrities including Brian Cox and Dr Christian Jesson, but most notably the Duke of York, who welcomed the winners to Buckingham Palace. We are pleased to announce that Megan Hough (Year 13) was the national winner in her category.

In July 2016 we took 7 teams to the North West Regional North West Young Engineers competition. Impressively 3 teams were selected for the National Final at the NEC in March 2017 and 3 teams won additional prizes for their efforts.

We have a number of annual STEM events. Smallpeice Trust deliver an engineering project to 60 year 8 pupils in order to promote Women in Engineering. There is a STEM careers fair each October to raise awareness amongst the 6th form. Please contact school if you wish your company or organization to have a stand at our next careers fair.

For more information contact: Mrs Liz Painter, Mrs Heather Lomas, Mr Dan Massey or Mrs Tracey Sellers

STOP PRESS

STEM success at the Big Bang North West 2016

On Tuesday 5 July 2016 seven teams competed at the Big Bang North West Regional event, at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre. Our teams were supported by member of STEM club, Mrs Morgan-Evans, Mrs Hudson and Mrs Painter.

All of our competing students proudly displayed and explained their projects to a host of judges and the public and we are immensely proud of them. The feedback from the judges for all seven teams was extremely positive.

We are pleased to announce that 3 teams have been chosen to represent the North West at the Big Bang national competition in March 2017. Our finalists are:

The Great Barrier Reef Education Model

Lucy Gregg (Year 10)

Lois Sourbutts (Year 10)

Alex Dale (Year 10)

Eco-Globe Shopping Mall of the Future

Mille Cullen (Year 9)

Sarah Williams (Year 9)

Natural Skincare Remedies

Imogen Dowell (Year 11)

Jennifer Sunderland (Year 11)

Natural Skincare Remedies also won the North West Young Scientist of the Year award!

We also won two of the Inspiration Awards and received a beautiful trophy for the school for each award:

Communication Award for Eco-Globe Shopping Mall of the Future

Mille Cullen (Year 9)

Sarah Williams (Year 9)

Endeavour Award for Incinerators and Greenhouses

Matilda Richards (Year 10)

Young Scientist of the Year

 

Congratulations to all our competitors and good luck to our finalists in March 2017!

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Ofsted Publication – Encouraging girls into STEM-related careers: Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College

This documents celebrates and recognises the ‘Best Practice’ at Sandbach High School & Sixth Form College

Read the full document here