Third and Fourth Class
STEPS Young Engineers Competition
From early September to late November our 3rd and 4th classroom became an engineering hub as they signed up for the STEPS Young Engineers Award competition.
The STEPS Young Engineers Award is a competition for 3rd and 4th class. Students develop an engineering project in the steps of a real engineer. Students brainstorm an engineering project, make a prototype and meet engineering role models. There are lots of great prizes to be won including the STEPS Young Engineers Award Trophy for the winning team.
They followed the following steps.
The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the whole process and following weeks of planning, problem solving ,collaborating ,constructing and testing they devised some wonderful creative projects.
The six projects were
- Drive Thru ATM
- Solar Stop
- Four Friendly Bins
- Tree Planter
- Wheelchair 2000
- Expandable goalpost
On the 23rd November we were thrilled to welcome Aoife Murphy, a mechanical engineer into our classroom via Zoom.
Aoife gave the pupils a wonderful insight into the world of engineering. Our 6 engineering teams presented their projects to Aoife who was so impressed by their creativity and awareness of finding solutions to help our environment.
Following this the pupils asked Aoife various questions about her engineering journey.
Aoife offered very informative responses with many children expressing their desire to join the wonderful world of engineering in the future.
The Planning Stage
The constructing Stage
Presenting the Projects to our Engineer