Bradford College is the sponsor of the Appleton Academy and I sit as governor on the Curriculum & Standards committee. At a recent meeting some students ‘rehearsed’ their presentation for the final of the STEM challenge in which they were competing. We were all impressed with the very interesting presentation from the students and we wished them well with their trip to the finals in Manchester; what a wonderful surprise then to hear that they had won!!!
The winner of the first STEM Challenge was announced at the National Big Bang Fair in Manchester today (Thursday 11th March 2010).
Appleton Academy from Wyke, West Yorkshire submitted the winning design for an eco-friendly National Handball Centre.
Appleton’s team of six triumphed against tough competition from the other team of fours from, Whitecross Hereford High School, They win a trip to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, plus a tour of the London 2012 construction site.
The STEMNET website can be found here