Sustainable power was top of the agenda when Carter Community School students created their own eco-friendly wind turbine as part of an engineering challenge.
Last week’s event was organised and supported by the Smallpeice Trust – a charitable organisation supporting young people to develop their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) – and saw a group of Year 9 students tasked with creating electricity using a renewable source.
Rising to the challenge, the fledgling engineers worked as a team to create an electricity generating wind turbine, dealing with such issues as cost and functionality to reach a successful solution.
Also, this year for the first time, Year 8 students at the Hamworthy based school have been given the opportunity to study graphics as part of Carter’s STEM programme, with their most recent assignment being to design a comic book cover, helping them to develop their skills in point perspective drawing and typography.
Commented Carter Community School Principal Sam Davidson:
“STEM is an incredibly important part of the school curriculum and we are extremely grateful to the Smallpeice Trust for helping bring this to life through their engineering challenge.”