Over half-term, students in Key Stage 3 were given two challenges to complete – a Halloween-themed baking task and a STEM challenge. This required students to use their knowledge, skills and understanding of all the STEM subjects, along with their creative thinking to design a prototype product for a specific client.
Food Preparation & Nutrition
For the Halloween inspired baking challenge, students in years 7 and 8 were asked to design and create a range of Halloween biscuits. Students created some fantastic products, which demonstrated how creative they are with both ingredients and decorations.
In Year 9, students were asked to develop a Halloween inspired bread product. Through Classcharts, we received some fantastic pictures of the products that the students created. Well done!
In Year 7, students were asked to design and create a haunted house marble run. Students used their creative thinking to design and create a range of different spooky marble runs.
In Year 8, students were asked to design and make a Halloween inspired pop-up card, reflecting on motions and mechanisms covered last year. We had some amazing designs submitted to Classcharts. Well done, girls!
For the STEM challenge in Year 9, students had the option to either use 2D design CAD software to design and prototype an ergonomic hands-free door opener, or to model their idea through card. Students submitted a range of responses which all met the needs of the brief. Well done, everyone!
Teacher of Technology