On Tuesday June 11th 2017 six Academy students presented at the Torbay MADE Finals held at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torbay.

MADE stands for Manufacturing Activities Designed to Engage, and engage it did with our Year 8 students Beth Davis, Daisy Linch, Jasmine McNally, Abbey Saunders, Torin Stanyer and Robert Twelves.

MADE, now in its second year, is a project designed to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  The students were set a brief by and worked with STEM Ambassador Tim Durrant of EFFECT Photonics Ltd, Brixham and Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The students were challenged to design and make an interactive teaching aid that helps primary school students to understand more about switches, balance, magnets, light, batteries and circuits.

In response to this 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 to an audience that included six other Torbay Schools and representatives from a wide range of local industries on the morning of the 11th July at the RICC, Torbay.

To say that they were a credit to the Academy is an understatement, they presented with great confidence and professionalism.

Well done to you all.

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