STEM First & Second Place Winners
A group of 12 students from Year 8 were invited to take part in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) event held on Monday 15th May as a part of Poole Maritime Festival 2017.
The event saw 20 teams from 9 different schools across Bournemouth and Poole take part in an engineering challenge supported by local businesses and academics.
The challenge set to students was titled ‘Saving Life at Sea’ and the aim was to produce a device capable of lifting an unconscious casualty out of the water without putting any crew member at risk, or capsize the boat during recovery. During the day, the team of five expert judges, circulated and spent time with every group, grading them on the quality and feasibility of their idea as well as their team work, cooperation, and presentation.
At the end of the day, each school had to ‘pitch’ their idea in front of a packed lecture theatre and in front of the judges and other special guests including the Mayor of Poole.
The students were ecstatic as one St Edward’s team – the Dockside Doosey’s – were announced as runners up in the competition. Minutes later, the day got even better as St Edward’s second team, Swim Safe Rescue, was announced as the winners! We are so proud of all of the students who took part.
Read more about it in our June Newsletter and on the poole.gov website