IET Faraday Challenge
Year 8 STEM team in national technology contest
On Wednesday 6th
May the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) came to Nova Hreod to run an
amazing National Challenge day. The IET have been setting the same challenge
across schools and colleges around the country in search of an overall winner.
Nova Hreod invited The Dorcan Academy, Isambard Community School and Highworth
Warneford School to compete with six of our Year 8 students in the competition.
We are not allowed to name the challenge completed - to prevent any future
participants having an unfair advantage - however, the students had to research, design and make a prototype solution to a genuinely tough
All four teams worked amazingly hard throughout the day and should be
really proud of their outcomes. Our six Year 8 boys did themselves proud with
an innovative solution to the problem.
The Highworth Warneford team won the challenge, winning a school trophy
and Amazon vouchers for the students.
All the students from each of the schools had a really good time and
learnt about electronics, computer aided design and 3D printing along the way.