Faraday challenge and GCHQ competition

Posted on: 10/11/2023

Faraday challenge

A group of Year 8 MAble students were invited to Penryn College this week to take part in the Institute of Engineering Faraday Challenge. The challenge was a whole day of hands on learning, designing and building a prototype of a solution to a real world engineering problem. The students worked through the day, completing ‘apprenticeships’, planning time, engineering sessions and finally presented their work in front of the other competing schools. We had two teams from Redruth School who both did amazingly well, with their teamwork and STEM skills shining through. All teams were judged across they day throughout their tasks, and one of our Redruth School teams won the IET Faraday Day Challenge! It was a great day, with all students giving it a 10/10 score and talking about all they had learned.

GCHQ competition

Also this week in school, a group of Year 9 students have been working hard on the GCHQ languages competition. Students have competed in teams to solve language puzzles against students across the country. Their work has taken them from festivals to foreign language songs, from film titles to emojis and they have conquered Latin, Dutch, Mandarin and made up languages to name a few! The competition closes on Friday evening. We are looking forward to seeing the leader board next week. 


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