21st Jan, 2018

Record breaking number of youngsters from Droitwich first schools took part in Westacre's annual STEM day

A ‘RECORD-BREAKING’ number of children from Droitwich and the surrounding areas took part in science and maths based activities as par of a STEM Challenge Day.

Following the success of similar days in the past, hundreds of year four pupils descended on Westacre Middle School to take part in a range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities.

This time a record-breaking number of children took part with more than 100 children from schools in Droitwich and the surrounding areas having the opportunity to use Westacre’s Science laboratory and iPads to investigate the effect chemicals have on a flame.

Each term a different day is offered to local first and primary schools to engage children in the increasingly important school subjects, with this term’s day being based on the theme of explosions.

The youngsters from Chawson, Cutnall Green, Hindlip, Ombersley, Tibberton, Westlands, Wychbold also investigated robotic cars to see how they could be adapted to move further and faster.

The Ombersley Way school hosts the events in its role as a partner school to Prince Henry’s Teaching School in Evesham.

Westacre’s deputy headteacher Paul Barber, who is a Specialist Leader of Education for Primary Mathematics, organised the days alongside staff from the science department at Prince Henry’s.

He said: “Yet again, it was an absolute pleasure to welcome so many excited children into Westacre for the STEM day.

“We are always so impressed by the enthusiasm and effort shown by them on these days.

“As a school, we are always keen to play a role within the community, so we are delighted with how successful and popular our STEM challenges are proving.

“If any other schools in Droitwich or further afield would like to get involved they can contact me at school directly.”

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