Last week, Hallfield finished celebrating British Science fortnight (extended due to lockdown restrictions), with our first-ever STEM fair to include all year groups in the Prep School. The level of quality and knowledge was truly exceptional across the year groups and we were all very impressed with how well our pupils conducted themselves throughout.
Each year group spent over an hour presenting their STEM projects, which included everything from growing microbes, dancing oobleck, artistic robots and artificial brain surgery, and were judged by their peers and three staff members. A total of nine ribbon prizes were given out within each year group based on their scientific understanding, creativity and presentation skills and one lucky winner was given the overall STEM trophy! (for each year group bubble)
This was an excellent way to finish British Science fortnight which comprised of science shows (Pre-Prep), building sensory gardens (Year 3), learning about how to care for our local environment (Years 1 and 2), the STEM Olympiad (Year 6) and even editing unpublished scientific journals (Years 5 and 6). The pupils have had a huge range of STEM activities and it is brilliant to hear pupils planning their projects for next year’s STEM fair!
A big thank you to Dr Wilkinson and his assistants for their hard work in pulling the event together, and for inspiring all our pupils!
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