EDF Stem Pretty Curious Visit
A few Year 9 students attended the EDF Pretty Curious Studio at Kent County Showground on Monday, 13 November 2017. Pretty Curious aims to inspire teenage girls to imagine a future where they use STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – to help make a difference. The girls had to create electronic circuits and drones using clip together electronics called little bits. They had to create and drive a drone, following instructions and then customise them to create an individualised drone. From a field of approximately 20 teams, one of our teams came second with a drone which acted like a guard dog. If you got to close to it, it would sound a buzzer and follow you! The team consisted of Chloe Kendall, Angelica Isyarlar, Emma Brown and Stefany Nizamova. A second team consisting of Charlotte Pettett, Abi Collins and Eleanor Ruler secured first place with a drone to take aid into war/disaster zones. They created a trailer for their drone out of limited material and discussed which other sensors/abilities it would need.
The girls had an amazing day and all of them, even those who didn’t win were great ambassadors for the school. Thank you to Mrs Laxton for organising the trip as the girls really enjoyed it and found it very interesting.