This year our Year 5’s competed against each other for the Oakhill Year 5 STEM Challenge Shield.
The challenge this year was to make Whalley’s longest marble run.
Using limited resources and tight time constraints pupils had to design and build a marble roller coaster that would safely transport the marble from top to bottom in the longest time.
As well as using limited resources our ever environmentally aware pupils were also tasked and judged on ensuring that there was minimal wastage of resources.
It was, as always, interesting to see how the pupils approach the task and how they work together as a team to solve problems. All the teams produced excellent structures but there was one clear winner – Team William – whose teamwork and attention to detail produced a long, safe and reliable journey for our marble.
Well done to all the teams for an excellent afternoon of STEM.