Posted on March 13th 2018
Squashed Tomatoes Challenge 1st March 2018
On the 1st March, all of Year 7 took part in a STEM challenge: Squashed Tomatoes!
The aim was actually to end up with tomatoes that were not squashed. Students considered the difficulties faced by Nepalese farmers living amongst the valleys. They then designed and built a prototype of a pulley system to transport tomatoes across a valley. Following testing, two teams were joint winners for the best design and ability to transport tomatoes successfully.
The day was a chance for students to develop their team working skills and apply their knowledge to a genuine engineering challenge. The students had to consider how they would persuade government and the public to fund their solution as well, writing up letters and creating adverts.
All the students who took part will receive a CREST Discovery Award.