Local MP, Kevin Foster, took the time to write in and congratulate the Academy on their recent success at the MADE Manufacturing Challenge. Students were challenged to design and make an interactive teaching aid to help primary school students understand more about switches, balance, magnets, light, batteries and circuits. The challenge was designed to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Six Academy students presented their teaching aids at the Torbay MADE Finals held at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torbay- Beth Davis, Daisy Linch, Jasmine McNally, Abbey Saunders, Torin Stanyer and Robert Twelves.
In response to the brief, the students formed a team, designed and made a working prototype, produced a presentation including film and fine-tuned their presentation. They designed and made “Jig-Saw Science,” an interactive product that ticked all the boxes required by the brief.
They presented with great confidence and professionalism to an audience that included six other Torbay schools and representatives from a wide range of local industries.
Kevin Foster MP recognised the importance for the Bay of raising the profile of careers within the engineering sector and in particular the dynamics of the team being 85% female and sent his congratulations to those students involved.