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BCoT STEM Competition winners

Posted on: March 20th 2019

Stem NewsheaderAmery Hill School students have returned from the Basingstoke College of Technology STEM Technology competition as winners in the Years 7 to 9 category. The challenge was not revealed until the morning of the actual event and required students to design and construct a small motorised vehicle capable of travelling down a track to retrieve a magnetic weight using pulleys and levers.

Our teams quickly got to work and had a great time building and testing their vehicles and pulley systems. The students were assessed on their design concepts, presentation to the judges, as well as demonstrating the performance of the vehicles they had constructed.  The judging panel, comprised of several members of the Basingstoke Rotary Club, considered all aspects of the team’s work, including the effectiveness of the design and construction with a final trial competing against several other schools. The pressure was on but all of the Amery Hill teams performed magnificently and managed to complete the challenge.

Many congratulations to our Year 7 team who were awarded the winner’s trophy from the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Sean Keating. A great result and a brilliant ending to a fun and educational day.

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