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STEM Week kicked off with a visit from our local primary schools to watch "Dinosaurs 3D" in our 3D cinema room. Year 3, 4 and 5 pupils from Sharples Primary and The Oaks enjoyed popcorn and the science of the dinosaurs to celebrate STEM Week

During Food Technology lessons, pupils pitted their taste buds against staff as Mr Braithwaite, Mr Savage and Linda went head to head with Year 9 pupils in "The Bushtucker Challenge". The contestants ate mealworms, beetles and locusts in a battle for pride!

On Tuesday 16 Year 7 and  8 pupils assembled on the Maths corridor to take part in the Maths Fest. Solving up to 35 puzzles along the Maths corridor, the team with the most correct answers won a fantastic prize of £40 worth of shopping vouchers!

On Wednesday, teams of Year 7 pupils joined forces with their parents to solve the "Murder of Mrs Mopp". Analysing the evidence including fingerprints, blood stains, footprints and fibre samples. The pairs worked out that the school electrician Mr Spark carried out the deadly deed!

The end of the week saw the Science Cake competition for both staff and pupils. The culinary creations included a skeleton cake, the entire periodic table made from cupcakes and the 8 planets of solar system!  Congratulations to all our winners!

The final event of the week was the Raspberry Jamboree which saw Year 9 pupils travel to Preston to compete against other North West schools to produce a game to increase awareness of social problems including litter, speeding and anti social behaviour. Sharples students finished in 3rd and 5th place! Well done to all involved!

Overall, STEM Week 2015 was a fantastic success with over 200 people taking part in the activities!