All aboard the STEM Bus!

At the end of June, Oldbury Wells pupils were treated to a visit from the RAF Cosford STEM Bus, a mobile classroom packed with resources to stimulate students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The bus is a partnership between RAF Cosford and Tablet Academy.
Oldbury Wells’ Y7 pupils, along with Y5 pupils from St Leonard’s Primary taking part in the school’s transition programme, boarded the bus to participate in a range of activities. The students learnt code while using BBC Micro:bit to build a sonic screwdriver, they built paper rockets and launched them with compressed air, and they explored the galaxy using Virtual Reality headsets.

Oldbury Wells’ Head of Science Mr Swann-Horler said, “It was great to see pupils (and several staff!) getting so much enjoyment from science. The coding task using the BBC Micro:bit was great fun – we could have filled the bus 10 times over with pupils wanting to try it out from Y5 all the way to Y13!”
Oldbury Wells welcomed pupils from other primary schools throughout June, with children from Alveley, Beckbury, Brown Clee, Claverley, Highley, Morville, St John’s, St Leonard’s, St Mary’s and Worfield all getting a taste of their new ‘big school’.

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
On Key

Related Posts

Flower show sponsor

Shrewsbury Flower Show is delighted to announce that local jeweller T.H. Baker will once again sponsor the Home and Craft Marquee this year. Andrew Cross,

First lady

The Severn Valley Railway starts its Jubilee year with a new General Manager at the helm. Helen Smith is the first woman to hold the

Agri-tech hub

Work is progressing at Ni-Park, a world leading agricultural research and innovation hub in Newport, which in partnership with Harper Adams University promises to provide

National win

Staff from a Shropshire firm have been named winners of a prestigious national award. The team at Tudor Griffiths Group were awarded the ‘Kitchen and

Float away

Shropshire’s first ever flotation therapy centre is launched this month by Ironbridge couple, Kevin and Suzie Guerin. Kevin said, “Flotation therapy can decrease the production