GCE/ BTEC/Cambridge Technical Results Day Thursday 16 August 2018. GCSE Results Day Thursday 23 August 2018. For further information see the letters section below.

An array of amazing inventions were showcased at our Year 7 Inventors Challenge final, which included a remote controlled suitcase, ready-made tea, translator earplugs, a jet phone, an edible toothbrush, a door diary, a weather reading drone and an ocean rubbish filter.

STEM brings together all that is super about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and at TSS we are confident we are nurturing some of the next generation’s young skilled workers. Research shows that the nation’s school children are a hidden army of inventors so with this is mind we set our pupils an ‘Inventors challenge’ with a brief to invent something that would either, solve a problem, provide a service or be the ‘next big thing’. Our Inventors Challenge was introduced through Lifetracks lessons, form tutors then had to decide who would represent their form group in the final. Year 8 and Year 9 will be set the same challenge and the six winners from the three year groups with fight it out for the title of ‘Best Inventors’.

Sat in front of a judging panel of three, including Mr Morrel, Headteacher, Mr Collis, Head of Technology and Mr Green, STEM Leader, in the final, were eight groups presenting their inventions. The selection of creations was excellent, it was apparent that lots of work had gone into this project. With some innovative ideas, informative digital presentations and models, each group communicated their ideas exceptionally well and answered the judges’ questions very confidently; all the pupils deserve special recognition for taking part in this challenge which was completed in their own time.

The judges had a hard task choosing an overall winner from the fantastic ideas and designs that they decided upon two worthy winners. These were the ocean rubbish filter designed and presented by Thomas and William (7DOU) and the Weatherniser designed and presented by Francesca and Amber (7SHR). Congratulations to both teams and well done to everyone involved. We look forward to seeing what Year 8 and 9 come up with.

Pictured: The two winning teams.