On Thursday 22nd February Ivanhoe College hosted their second annual S.T.E.A.M. Show event; this year with
sponsorship from Rolls Royce.
At the end of 2017 students were invited to submit proposals of projects they wanted to investigate under the
categories of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths and working either in small teams or individually they
went away to develop their projects and to work on a presentation
for the Show.
After setting up their stands in the morning the students involved
hosted lots of our Year 7 classes and talked them through their work, or guided them to use their hands on activities. The youngest students in our school were enthralled at the projects with many expressing a desire to get involved in next year’s competition. In the afternoon each team had 2 minutes to present their project to the panel of judges; to demonstrate to them their knowledge on the subject, the amount of original work they had put in and the findings of their research. Prizes were to be presented at the official evening event.
Ivanhoe College were pleased to welcome representatives from Rolls Royce, Triumph, 3M and Siemens as well
as Governors, Parents and staff to the event. The evening was a real celebration of the students’ hard work and
dedication. Visitors got a chance to browse all of the stands and speak to the students about their work. We had many
comments about the students’ maturity; that it was hard to believe that they were only ages 11-14 years old.
Ros Smith from 3M said, “I attended the first S.T.E.A.M. Show last year, but this year is bigger and better!!!
The quality of the students work is absolutely fantastic’.
At 6pm we gathered to discover who had won the awards, Subject Leader for Computing, Mr Thornewill said,“It has been an almost impossible task to decide the winners of tonight’s awards, the standard has been so high. It’s been really pleasing to see students take a passion from a S.T.E.A.M. subject and really pursue it as their project. Their unrelenting enthusiasm is infectious, they are a great advocates for all the wonderful work done at Ivanhoe.”
The Best in Show Award, this year named, the ‘Rolls Royce Pioneering Award’, was presented by Mark McIntosh and Amy Derbyshire from Rolls Royce. Mark said, “I’m honestly astounded at the quality of the projects we’ve seen tonight. I can see a direct synergy with the work some of the students are doing with computing, design and science, and what we’re doing at Rolls Royce. I can’t believe the depth of knowledge the students have, and the creativity and originality of their ideas is what we need, in the UK, from engineers in the future.”
As part of their sponsorship Amy announced to the students, and their families, that the winners of the awards were invited to come to Rolls Royce on a visit, as their guests, for a tour around the head office and a chance to meet some of their engineers and designers. The excitement in the room was immense!
Computing Award – Alfie Ropson who created a working
model of an in house security system he had developed
and coded using Raspberry Pie.
Design Award – Hannah and Rachel Miness who
investigated prosthetics through the ages and created
their own working prototypes of hand prosthetics.
Science Award – Henry Freeman with a practical
demonstration of the density of different liquids.
Science Award - Zara Platts and Keira Pagett with their
science of superheroes investigation and a computer
coded quiz to determine which superhero you are most
Self Manager Award – Leah Massingham who researched
sports injuries and developed athletic clothing with
heated patches to aid recovery.
Creativity Award – Alice Hall and Ruby Webster with a
sensitive and thought provoking research project into
Depersonalization Disorder and Derealisation Disorder.
Team Work Award Kindly sponsored by Tesco Ashby –
Sam Manning and James Gravett with a computer coding
She impressed the judges with an original design project for a product called the Hydro Buddy. Daisy had identified an need for dancers and athletes to be monitored and reminded to drink water during exercising and had built a computer coded prototype model of such a device to be worn on the wrist. In addition she had done further scientific research into the amounts of hydration needed for different exercises as well as based on the physical makeup such as BMI and the impact on hydration. Her presentation to the judges was confident and her informative display presented her work impeccably.
Subject Leader for Design, Ms Konig said, “I’ve been blown away by the quality of the work I’ve seen this evening - our young people have worked so hard on their projects and their passion and enthusiasm has just shone through. They present their work with such confidence which makes me so proud to have been a part of the event.” and Stephanie Morton from Triumph said, “It’s been a real pleasure to come to the S.T.E.A.M. show tonight, I’ve been really impressed. We’d love to work more with the school in
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