Brixham College recently hosted another ‘eggs-tremely’ ‘eggs-citing’ Ogden Trust event on its campus where the region’s top GCSE physics students were asked to apply their classroom knowledge to a competitive inter-school challenge.
Gifted and talented students from Brixham College joined those from its South Devon Ogden Partnership schools (Kingsbridge Community College, Ivybridge Community College and St. Cuthbert Mayne) to engineer the perfect ‘Egg Lander’ which would protect their raw eggs from breaking when dropped from a height of 3 metres.
“Students completed a series of smaller science challenges to earn points that would buy the materials they needed to build their ‘Egg Lander’,” explains Tom Norman, Physics Teacher at Brixham College and its South Devon Ogden Partnership Link who helped deliver the Easter themed STEM Challenge. “Prizes introduced a competitive element to the process but the main purpose was to have fun; engage, stretch and challenge the students; and encourage independent, critical thinking and problem solving skills,” he adds.
The Ogden Trust is a charity which encourages, promotes and supports the teaching and learning of Physics.
As part of its commitment to the development of collaborative learning experiences, Brixham College hosts and attends Ogden Trust events in South Devon to share the fun side of physics and develop skills, confidence and enthusiasm for Science with the aim of encouraging students to consider and enter STEM professions.Follow