A group of Lower School pupils have won the initial stage of the
Institute of Engineering and Technology 2012 Faraday Challenge which
attracted teams from nearly 350 schools across the Country.
The Faraday Challenge is a unique opportunity for students to
design and make a prototype solution to an engineering problem which
this year was linked directly to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic
Head of Physics, Amy Darrant, explained, ‘The Faraday Challenge
focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
skills. This year the task was to design a machine which dispensed a
specified amount of water, at the right time and move a container into
an accessible position for an athlete to collect at a water station’.
Participating in the School's winning team were Georgina
Freer-Carmichael, Isabel Ward, Chelsea Watson, Danny Leung, Tomos Otter
and Ben Palmer. They achieved joint top position and as one of the top 3
schools the pupils have won a trip to London to compete in the national
finals at the end of June.
Amy Darrant added, ‘I was so impressed with the independence that
the students showed. The work is completely their own and there was no
teacher input at all. We are delighted to be through to the finals and
excited to see what more our gifted and talented students can produce’.
20th September 2012 Back to News