IET Faraday Challenge Day

On Friday, 8th June 2018 we hosted a Faraday Challenge Day in Bangor Grammar School, run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and aimed at encouraging more young people to engage in the STEM subjects and to consider engineering as a possible career path.

We were one of only four Northern Ireland schools hosting an event this year, alongside Queen’s University Belfast. Glenlola, St Columbanus, Bangor Academy and Strangford College joined us for a day of competitive cross-curricular STEM fun, based around a design and build project challenge for six teams of six Year 9 students.

One of the two teams from Bangor Grammar School won the trophy on the day for their design ideas, teamwork and communication skills, and an excellent presentation. The winning team members were Roan Taylor, Jake Campbell, John Guibao, Peter Allen, Patrick Davis and Christopher Anderson, all from Year 9. Well done boys!