Matthew Arnold School – 25th May 2012
Friday saw 45 Year 7 students, supported by some Year 8 and Year 10 students at Matthew Arnold School in Staines , taking part in an exciting challenge to test their engineering skills. Seven teams worked furiously despite the heat to create individual sports stadiums with a huge range of designs. The SATRO team of experts were on hand to give guidance and construction tips. And the teaching staff were no less enthusiastic - there was a real buzz in the hall!
And they learnt about : Forces in Structures / Engineering & Construction / Design principles - not bad for a day at school!
The students found it particularly great working in different teams and some even said it had made them think about an engineering or construction-related career.
Many thanks to Geoff Evans, Deputy Head, and his staff for making us feel so welcome and ensuring that all the necessary preparations were in place to achieve a really successful event.