How to survive on the moon

How to survive on the moon

STEM Lego morning

Upper One took part in an exciting STEM Lego morning based around the FIRST LEGO League Jr’s theme, ‘Mission Moon’.

In their Computer Science lessons, all pupils in Upper One had been completing a STEM project – learning how to survive on the moon. They learnt about the problems humans may encounter and used Lego to try to engineer solutions.

Pupils made a group poster that was displayed in the hall and became a part of the competition. Well done to Benjamin Ledwidge, Max Simpson, James Bloor, Danny Rowe and Matthew Cooper, whose poster was judged by our special guest, Paula Hook from construction company Wilmott Dixon to be the most informative and attractively designed.

Pupils were also recognised for their creativity and teamwork. A special mention goes to Lochie Hughes, who had a detailed and imaginative solution for toileting on the moon!

Throughout the morning, the pupils worked with Year Two pupils from The New School to complete a carousel of activities in The Andrews Hall. They built a Lego moon base, a Lego rocket to deliver supplies and programmed a Lego WeDo robot to respond to instructions.

Oliver Lister said: “Mission Moon was epic!”

Alice Kotting forgot to go to her music lesson because she was having so much fun!

Computer Science Coordinator Siobhán Morgan said it was a fantastic opportunity to work in a team to use STEM to investigate and solve real-world problems creatively.

“Our pupils really enjoyed being able to share their knowledge with the younger pupils.”