25 June 2019

Priory STEM Club students are on the crest of a wave after each being awarded the Bronze Crest Award from the British Science Association.

The students, under Mrs Eastham and Ms Young, spent their STEM Club time working on a real world STEM project about the effects of dehydration.

It was a ten-hour project and they had to submit their portfolio to the BSA to be approved.  

“The project involved developing enquiry skills, problem solving and communication,” said Head of Science, Ms Young. “It’s a nationally recognised award and it’s good for the students to have it on their portfolio.”

“We had to do a variety of practical experiments involving salts and dehydration in objects,” said STEM Club member Jacob.  “It made you think and I learnt a lot from it.”

“I have started drinking a lot more water,” said student Katie, who wants to join NASA. “You realise how important it is.”

The STEM Club are currently working on a project to test some new paper towels which Facilities Manager, Mr Bolton is considering buying for the school. They are designing and carrying out tests for absorbency and strength and will recommend to Mr Bolton which they think is the best one.

Well done J Beck, C Moorby, J Gardner, C Speirs, K Read, J Hersee.