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Sea Cadet STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Challenge!

As part of our commitment to promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students in Years 9 and 10 took part in an exciting STEM challenge in partnership with the Sea Cadets.

Students were initially asked for their ideas on buoyancy before moving on to relate these to unknown situations, then they proceeded to learn through practical activities and experiments about buoyancy, density and displacement. Students became engineers for the day, and worked in teams to design and build a ship which is stable in water while carrying as much cargo as possible. Students had a lot of fun learning about buoyancy and the careers available in Marine Engineering through hands on activities!