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Students make models and transport tomatoes for science activity day

On Thursday 13 July, Year 10 students took part in a science activity day as part of the British Science Association's CREST Award scheme.

The science department ran three projects throughout the day, the first of which was Model Making. Students were tasked with creating a model based on an aspect of their heritage, which led to a range of results including American eagles, Peruvian alpacas, English footballs and Irish 3D modelled mountains. 

The second project was Stop the Spread, focusing on improving hygiene as a way of reducing the spread of infectious diseases. For this challenge, pupils built a model of a hand-washing device and produced educational materials suitable for primary school children in Kenya.

The final challenge, Tomato Transport, involved students designing baskets and carrying devices to carry as many tomatoes as possible from one end of a zip wire to another in three minutes.

At the end of the day, students exhibited and presented their project ideas in the hall as part of the CREST Award. Well done to everyone who took part!

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