Engineering Habits of Mind – CHS hosts IET Faraday Challenge Day

CHS is proud to host the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) Faraday Challenge!

IET Faraday Challenge Days are STEM based activity days where six teams of Year 8 pupils from various schools compete to solve an engineering problem.

In team CHS, Waconians Henry, Isa, Ethan, Beatrice, Mia and Evie fought off stiff competition from Stockport Grammar School, Cheadle Hulme High School, Withington School For Girls and Sale Grammar School. The budding engineers were tasked with creating a landing pad for a drone delivering post to homes.

A fast-paced day involving design, planning and testing their prototypes, pupils were also required to prepare a presentation and consider finance. All teams came up with creative and innovative solutions to demonstrate their collaborative working.

CHS Teacher of Physics, Mrs Lisa Bradshaw said: “The Faraday Challenge Days give pupils an opportunity to have a small taste of what it might be like to work on a real-life engineering project. It gives them an appreciation of all the different challenges and talents needed to make a project a success. Our Waconians thoroughly enjoy the competitive nature of the day and worked really well together to produce interesting solutions! Well done team!

Pictures from the Challenge Day below…