The Chase returned for a second year at the STEM Festival, hosted by Penwortham Girls’ answer to Bradley Walsh (Mr Dean). It’s a great opportunity for the students to start to see the links between STEM subjects rather than viewing them as entirely separate disciplines. It was also a chance for some friendly competition between the staff and students. Five volunteers from each year group, representing their form groups, competed against a member of staff to answer a wide range of STEM related questions, aiming to answer enough correct answers to make it through to the final chase. However, each year group had no idea who they would be facing. Would it be the Smiling Assassin (Mrs Byard), the Beast from the North-East (Mrs Snowdon) or the Ber Linguist (Mrs Ingram)?
There were some fantastic performances from the students, but a special mention has to go to Amber S. Amber was the only year 8 student to make it to the final chase but then went on to singlehandedly beat the chaser!