Our STEM club at Northgate goes from strength to strength, running on a Tuesday after school in SC5. There are lots of exciting activities taking place each week and sometimes competitions for our students to take part in. Six Year 9s were recently chosen by teachers in the Science Department to take part in a regional competition.

The competition involved designing and building a Lego robot which would be able to sense and pick up plastic waste on the sea bed. Not only was this a practical competition but it also involved the students presenting and marketing their robots to the judges. Prisha was one of the team and tells us more:

‘On the 25th November six Year 9 students went to the UTCN to represent Northgate in a STEM Challenge. We all had great fun and learnt lots of new things and used out team work and problem solving skills. However, every now and then we faced a few technical issues. After we had built our remote operated vehicle we had to present it and sell it at a reasonable price. After the presentations were over came the moment of truth – who was going to Aberdeen for the next round of the competition? As the results were announced, Northgate High School were the successful champions and we will be going to Aberdeen in the New Year to compete in the finals!

Overall we had lots of fun and can’t wait to compete in the finals. Aberdeen here we come!’

A big well done to the team of Prisha, Dylan, Connor, Keira, Maddison and Lewis and to Mrs Simms and Mr Lea for supporting on the day. We can’t wait to hear how the team get on in Aberdeen.