Year 7 Crest Awards

The Big Wind Power Challenge

On Curriculum Enrichment Day last week, Year 7 completed the Big Wind Power Challenge for a Crest Award. All of the boys had a great day in teams of four researching, designing, building and testing their own wind turbines. The aim of the project was to build wind turbine blades mounted to a makeshift chassis to lift as many penny pieces as possible. Boys had different degrees of success but learned valuable lessons of working well in a team and re-evaluating their designs. The record number of coins lifted was 14p by 7P.

All of the boys completed a Discovery passport and a poster of their design which will enable them to gain their Crest Discovery Award once moderated by the Crest organisation.

Mr L Knowles

Second in Science

Verulam School St albans Hertfordshire