We had our first STEM Club – CREST Award session on Tuesday this week. The pupils' first task is exploring solutions to a Zombie Apocalypse! This week they made Zombie detection systems (pressure circuit pads!) and were fantastic.
CREST is a nationally recognised scheme that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers. Starting with the Bronze award, selected students in year 8 and 9 will work independently or in groups to plan and run a project addressing a real-world STEM problem.
The project process develops enquiry, problem-solving and communication skills. CREST Bronze can be used by students to enhance their UCAS personal statements. After completing the project, each student receives a personalised certificate.
‘Bronze awards introduce students to project work, empowering them to work like real scientists, technologists, engineers or mathematicians. Students choose their own topic and methodologies, giving them complete freedom over their work.’
The CREST Bronze award club will run after school on Tuesdays from 15.35-16.35 in the STEM lab with Ms Duncan.
Throughout the projects, pupils will partake in problem solving, group work and Science experiments and will be invited on a trip linking to one of their projects.
For more information, the VREST Award website is here.