This year, we thought it would be fantastic to be involved in a national STEM competition! It is something to look forward to after all the uncertainty of the lockdowns.
The children were involved in an assembly today with Mrs Whybrow talking about wearable technology. Most of us have either a Fitbit or an Apple Watch these days and they are increasingly being used in sport.
The competition is run by the national Stem centre and it involves the children designing wearable kit for the Olympics. Here is the information from the website:
STEM Clubs Week 2021: Competition
This year, we’re challenging young people to design a piece of wearable technology for use in an Olympic event!
People taking part in, or supporting, sport and exercise can face a range of physical, psychological and social limitations. We’re asking young people to consider how technology can help us overcome these barriers, by designing a piece of wearable technology that could be used in an Olympic event. The invention should be feasible – ie it should realistically be something that could be made and would work using current or developing technology, engineering and science.
Entries should include a drawing/diagram of the invention, along with a written explanation of what the invention is, how it works, in what event it will be used, who might use it (it doesn’t necessarily have to be an athlete!) and how it will enhance performance (max 500 words).
It would be absolutely fantastic if the children wanted to join Mrs Whybrow in entering the competition (obviously Mrs W’s can’t be submitted 🙂 ). If the children have a think about their invention over the half term, Mrs Whybrow will run lunchtime workshops to discuss designs etc before the entrance closing date of the 13th June.
The most amazing bit of the competition is the winners invention will be made into a prototype by the STEM centre!! How cool would that be?! In addition, we will run an in school competition for 3 prize winners.
Who will win the school STEM trophy?
Good luck to all that enter!!!