HAPPY AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES 2019
During the Spring Term 2019 year 6 attended four informative workshops about Happy and Healthy Lifestyles at Furness College. The workshops had been organised and run by a collaborative project between FESP (Furness Education and Skills Partnership) and the NHS. The four workshops form part of the science curriculum topic on 'Animals including Humans'. They included two talks about drugs and alcohol from two former addicts who work for 'The Well' in Barrow who support people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Barrow police talked to the children about anti-social behaviour and the consequences, and two local General Practitioners talked to the children about smoking and vaping.
The children were very respectful and asked interesting questions. They enjoyed interacting with the police, being handcuffed and experiencing 'beer goggles'.
LEGO LEAGUE 2019
During the Autumn Term 2018, our Lego Club have been preparing for the Lego League competition which was held at Furness College on Wednesday 16th January. This was our first year as a team together taking part and we were up against many local primary and secondary schools from the area. The team had to learn how to program and build a robot and take part in three robot competitions. They had to prepare a presentation about the problems faced in space and develop a solution. They also had to discuss the core values we had used and developed throughout the whole project.
We all had an amazing day and learnt so much. We would like to thank CSTEM for encouraging us to take part and organising the whole event. We would also like to thank St. Bernard's and Holy Family for supporting us through our little technical issue!
Finally, I would like to say a huge well done to our Lego League Team who through their own efforts won the 'Best Project' category! I was immensely proud!
BIG BANG 2018
During the Autumn Term 2018, Year 5 children attended the Big Bang STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) event hosted by Furness College. The children engaged with many representatives from local, national and global engineering companies to understand the impact of STEM throughout many different career opportunities. They ate bugs, programmed robots, interacted with VR (virtual reality), took part in experiments including building bridges! This was a fantastic opportunity and experience hopefully enthusing our future STEM Ambassadors!