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Challenge enables children to learn skills in a fun way

By Ely News  |  Posted: October 22, 2013

  • 18/10/13 Big event at Soham Village College - Soham Village College, Sand Street,, Soham 18/10/13 Burwell Village College Stem Challenge Burwell pupils in Flight Technology session Picture by Richard Patterson

  • 18/10/13 Big event at Soham Village College - Soham Village College, Sand Street,, Soham 18/10/13 Soham Village college re Stem Challenge Burwell pupils in Flight Technology session Picture by Richard Patterson

  • 18/10/13 Big event at Soham Village College - Soham Village College, Sand Street,, Soham 18/10/13 Soham Village college re Stem Challenge Burwell pupil Joseph Langham 10 in Flight Technology session Picture by Richard Patterson

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Science, technology, engineering and maths were the star subjects at Soham Village College.

The school held a special STEM challenge all last week - an event which saw almost 400 Year 6 pupils from local primary schools visiting the college to learn new skills.

STEM is the integration of science, technology engineering and maths and it sees the students learning through fun and stimulating challenges.

This time around, pupils had to complete maths puzzles to take them around the world - each country giving clues to move onto the next - but they then faced a drama when the mobile phone network crashed and they could not contact home from where they were - in Madrid.

Using what they had learnt through the course of the day and working in groups, they then had to come up with a way of sending a message home to Soham, a challenge which saw them involving the principles of flight, balance, force and propulsion.

Visit www.stemnet.org.uk for more information.

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