Science fun is a breeze for students

Fun: Worden Sports College
Fun: Worden Sports College
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Turning science into fun was top of the timetable for a group of youngsters at Leyland’s Worden Sports College.

Tom Adams, an ambassador from the Smallpeice Trust visited the Westfield Drive school to work with year nine pupils for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Day.

After an ‘icebreaker’ task and some information about engineering, the pupils were set a task to produce a wind turbine that would produce the most electricity, while also being stable and looking good.

Working in teams of five,the teenagers had to budget for all the equipment they used and try to produce the most cost effective wind turbine. Headteacher, Chris Catherall, said “It was great to see the pupils working together in teams to create the best structures given quite complex briefs. The skills they had to use helped them to understand the connections between the subjects of science, maths, engineering and technology.