Our new club got off to a Fyling start this Monday as budding scientists, inventors and engineers arrived to discuss what projects to work on. The goal is that they get to experiment and develop ideas that there just isn’t time for in lessons as well as working on new skills that young people rarely get the opportunity to get their hands on: computer programming, electronics and robotics. They will develop their new ideas in groups and then present their discoveries and results in a special event at the end of the year in a bid to win the Fyling Hall Science Prize.
As well as assisting teams with their projects, and as a testament to live long learning, Dr Barrett expressed his desire to learn electronics to make a radio from scratch. Mr Instone plans to take his computer machine code learning beyond what he learnt when he was 12 (that story will be part of his KeyStage3 assembly this week).