Flying High at Helsby – Make It Grand Final
Following their victory at the regional Make-it Challenge earlier in the year, a group of our Y10 students were invited to the Make It Grand Final in the Concorde Conference Centre earlier this month.
During the day, the teams had to design, cost, market, test and plan the manufacturing of an aircraft. They also had to devise a way of transporting the aircraft during the production process without damaging it. Each team also had to present their ideas to the room. In true Dragons Den style they were then grilled by a team of industry experts and STEM ambassadors.
During the course of the day students also experienced a tour of Concorde. It would have taken 9 seconds on Concorde to get from Manchester to Helsby; just a tad faster than the school minibus!
Many thanks to Mrs Knox and ex-teacher Mr Reed for attending and making this trip possible.Tags: STEM