Year 7 participate in Race for the Line Competition 2021
At St Mary’s, we take every opportunity to encourage our girls in STEM subjects. Last week, all students in Year 7 participated in the national ‘Race for the Line 2021’ competition.
This annual contest calls for problem-based learning and creative thinking, requiring the students to work in small teams as engineers to make the most aerodynamic Rocket Car possible with the resources to hand. This drew on their knowledge of forces and practical testing from Science lessons, design skills and practical use of tools from their Design and Technology lessons, and measurement skills from Maths lessons. It was tremendous fun to see the Rocket Cars in action, and the students thoroughly enjoyed the challenge.
Find out more about STEM at St Mary's.