Yesterday saw the P7s visiting the RADAR (Risk Avoidance and Danger Awareness Resource) Centre in Belfast. On their purpose built street we learned all about safety on buses, on the road, in the car, in the house, in the park and online. Some of our pupils even got arrested in the park and taken to the Police Station, where we saw the consequences of criminal actions, no matter how small. See if you can spot any risks (or criminals!) in our photos.
We were privileged to have a number of A Level pupils from the Grammar school run a STEM workshop for our P7s on the topic of Friction. They taught us what it is and showed us how it is essential for all movement in our world, but how some things need less friction (e.g. ice skating) and some things need more (e.g. car tyres).
We then saw the effects of friction in action with a competition to build the best "puff buggy" using only paper, straws, masking tape, blue tac and polo mints! We loved this so much we are now working on improving our designs to make them even faster and go in a (more) straight line. Watch this space for the next F1 Engineers!