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Teen tech success for Doncaster students

Pupils from Hayfield School, Auckley, took part in the Teen Tech event at Doncaster Racecourse on  27th March. The event was attended by 300 students from 20 schools across South Yorkshire. We took 20 of our Year 8 pupils and during the day took part in my of the Science andTechnology (STEM) challenges that happened during the day, winning four of them

Our students were successful in many of the day's events and took away many certificates and prizes.

Pupils from Hayfield School, Auckley, took part in the Teen Tech event at Doncaster Racecourse on 27th March. The event was attended by 300 students from 20 schools across South Yorkshire. We took 20 of our Year 8 pupils and during the day took part in my of the Science andTechnology (STEM) challenges that happened during the day, winning four of them Our students were successful in many of the day's events and took away many certificates and prizes.

  • by Stephanie Bateman
 

Pupils from Hayfield School, in Auckley, took part in the recent Teen Tech event at Doncaster Racecourse.

The event was attended by 300 students from 20 schools across South Yorkshire.

Hayfield took 20 Year 8 pupils and during the day took part in my of the Science andTechnology (STEM) challenges that happened during the day, winning four of them.

The competitions won were:

Best Overall App design award - Two successful app designers ran a session which asked pupils to design new app of the future, ostudents won with their medical app ‘i-care’.

Skeleton Challenge - (VEE ltd) held a challenge which allowed students to explore engineering principles behind the performance of the olympic skeleton, and using a simulator be able to race it through a virtual course.

Solar Active - Students built and raced model cars based around solar energy.

JVC- Held an interactive technology stand and worked with students. Ellie Chessman managed to answer all of JVC’S questions right to win herself a BoomBox.

Technology teacher Mrs Lisa Wyld said: “This was our second time attending this event at the racecourse and again is has proved a fantastic experience for our students.

“It has given them the opportunity to explore the potential careers within science and technology through practical challenges.

Our students have excelled through the activities given to them and have demonstrated a high level of determination and team working skills. This will definitely be an event we return to next year.”

 

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