When Year 8 finished their KS3 Science course during the second half of this term they went on to complete a British Science Association Crest Discovery award.

CREST Discovery Awards offer students a great first introduction to project work. Our students worked on real world STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) initiatives under Practical Action, an organisation which enables poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions.

One group designed and made floating gardens for the flood prone area of Bangladesh while the other group planned and built a mechanism for transporting a farmer’s tomato crops down a mountainside without crushing them. All of Year 8 have attained the Crest Discovery award and will be able to move onto the next step – the Bronze Crest award – in an after-school club next term.

Congratulations to them all from Mr Dooley and Mrs Austin.