LCA Celebrates STEM

Staff and students have been celebrating STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths with trips, enjoyable classes and even through play at home!

In a trip to the Lincolnshire Showground, 25 Year 8 Design Technology students had a fun day out learning about the varied trades associated with construction industry. They had a go at surveying, learnt about health and safety, got involved in team building events and the most exciting activity was having a go on the JCB diggers.

Well done to all the students in particular Welsey Townsend who received a prize from the organisers for being the most involved student in our group.

Alfie Daly, also in Year 8, brought into school a model car he had constructed out of Lego: he had worked on the Porsche car every night for a week. It has a fully working gear box and steering system. As a future engineer, will he soon be building a full size one?

October 10th is regarded in the STEM community as Ada Lovelace Day: an international celebration of women in STEM. Although Lincoln Castle Academy hadn't organised a specific event to honour the day, we were still able to find plenty of girls in school enjoying learning in science, engineering and maths classes.

More details on Ada Lovelace Day can be found here.

Posted in Maths, News, Science, Technology, Trips, Year 8.