Technology Champions


Matthew, Imogen and Tate, pictured here with Mr Smith and Mr Wright, who were the overall winning team at the North Lancashire and Cumbria Science & Technology Challenge Day.

On the 6th of July, Saint Aidans competed at the Lancashire Science and Technology competition. We took four teams along to the event which was held at Lancaster and Morecambe College. This was the first time the school had ever participated.

The activities included using E-FIT software, programming robots, medical diagnostics and building a miniature motorcar. After coming second in two of the events we competed in, one of the teams made up of Tate Hession, Imogen Preston and Matthew Avis won the overall competition. There trophies were presented to them by the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, representing the Her Majesty The Queen. Now they will go to the next level of the event, the regionals.

Mr Wright, proud leader of the team, said ‘I had the pleasure of accompanying a team of 12 St Aidan’s students to the Cumbria & North Lancashire STEM challenge day. Students were split into smaller teams of 3 and then engaged in a variety of activities including programming, constructing a prototype elastic powered car and experiencing the procedures of medical diagnostics. I am very proud of all the students who came and represented the school excellently. Even more proud of one of our teams of 3 who won the competition and progress to a final round, which draws students from the whole of the north-west and west midlands area. Well done all!’
Tate Hession said ‘The event was a phenominal experience which I very much enjoyed. The competition allowed me time to explore the boundaries of my creativity.’
Imogen Preston said ‘I was really excited to be chosen to take part in the competition and was over the moon when we won. I really enjoyed the day, it was a great experience and will be good for my future employment.’