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Accrington St. Christopher’s High School students – one of the six finalists of the STEM Challenge

During British Science Week, Key Stage 3 pupils took part in two special science lessons to inspire students to use their creativity and science knowledge to solve challenges.

On the morning of Friday 20 March, not only was the solar eclipse visible over our school, but also, James King launched his new Eco Schools Anthem “Breathe” in main assembly, followed by a gig in the Sixth Form hub. James, and manager Luc Floreani, led a special music workshop for year 8 students between gigs.

On Sunday 22 March four Year 10 students travelled to London along with Mrs Litherland and Mr Hunt to take part in the BP Ultimate STEM challenge finals.

The all-boy, Year 10 team of Samuel, Arran, Joe and Matthew explained how they investigated different materials to be used in a new coat. The coat was designed to keep the cold out and heat in for Arctic workers. Fortunately their design was tested during the snow, in February when other schools had gone home. They made a short video to reach the finals.

The final took place in the Director’s Suite at the Science Museum, London.


Six teams of students presented their entries to the judging panel.

They then enjoyed live scientific entertainment, ‘molecular cocktails’ and a private tour of the ‘Engineer your Future’ gallery. The final was an exciting event, and the students were privileged to be nominated.

STEM work is essential to produce innovative, future scientists.

Well Done Boys!

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