Year 8 STEM Trip to Dungeness Power Station
Emily 8T sent this report:
‘On Thursday, 30 November, 9 Year 8 students went on a STEM Trip to Dungeness Power Station. We learnt many facts about the process of creating power to provide many homes across Kent and other areas. For example, the generator creating all the power spins around 50 times every second! Sarah, our, Tour Guide, told us that the station was built in the 1960’s. The process of the structure being built took a lot of trial and error; in the 1960’s, there would not have been computers or laptops to create blueprints with the help of Google or other sites. It was designed with a pencil and paper. To finish the magnificent day, the Invicta Group and the Marsh Academy Group were split into two and competed to make the best Pylons whilst adhering here to the rules! The materials provided were paper (to construct the pylons), string (to represent the wires), and sellotape and blue tack to help keep everything together. The winning group was the four girls from 8G – well done girls!’
Thank you to Mrs Le Sbirel for accompanying the students on this trip.