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Ysgol Aberconwy: Finding solutions to engineering problems.

TWO teams from Ysgol Aberconwy spent the day with staff from the Institute of Engineering and Technology to take part in the exciting Faraday Challenge to find solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems.

The year 7 and 8 pupils were joined by teams from other high schools in the area in the Ysgol Aberconwy-hosted event which challenged students to design and build a rocket and its transportation system from concept to completion.

The multi-disciplinary STEM project aims to challenge students' knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in a single assignment that they complete as a team.

Each team member was allocated a role and had to collaborate to research, plan, budget for, develop and, if necessary, modify their ideas and ultimately build a working prototype to be demonstrated to all the other teams in a final presentation at the end of the day.

Both Aberconwy teams did amazingly well and managed to build working transportation systems and rockets which launched very successfully and were delivered within the designated budget.

Ysgol Aberconwy was one of only 45 schools in the UK to be successful in its bid to host the massively over-subscribed event and the only one of five schools in Wales.
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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Nov 12, 2013
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