Year 8 Stem 3D Printing Trip

On Tuesday 13th March Mr Brown and eleven Y8 Clifton students were give a rare opportunity to attend a 3D printing event at the AMRC in Sheffield. Only 3 other school from the Yorkshire area where given the opportunity to attend this event.

In the morning session students got to see how state of the art virtual reality and simulation equipment is used by companies such as Boeing, Roll Royce, and McLaren F1 to help the design, developed and eventually build all of their latest cars/planes and engines. Great fun and learning been had by all of the students with the highlights been the welding competition, with the girls showing the boys how it’s done, and the virtual reality experience allowing the students to take a car engine apart and see how it works …. Without even getting their hands dirty!!

The second part of the day saw the students designing an implant that could be used on a person who had suffered a head injury, going through all the processes from the initial design of the implant using the same Computer Aided Design (CAD) software that we have recently had installed at Clifton, right up to the programming and using the state of the art 3D printers to 3D print their implant design.

Great fun, learning, and new experiences where had by both staff and students. The students been extremely well behaved throughout and took on every challenge without any hesitation proving themselves to be a credit to the school. They should all be extremely proud of themselves.

Y10 STEM Trip to Teen Tech 2017

Mr Goorwitch and Mr Gurran accompanied 10 Y8 students to Teen Tech 2017 and they were a real credit to themselves, their families and Clifton.  Their behaviour, enthusiasm, innovation and articulation (when presenting to strangers on three occasions) were real highlights of the day.

Their design of a 3D-food printer for the third world was not only innovative but the first example from all schools that benefitted those less fortunate which speaks volumes about our students.

It was a real pleasure to enjoy the day with them and if you see any of them tomorrow please congratulate them and hopefully they’ll tell you even more about it.

Well done to all students who took part:
Ameerah Ali
Lauren Wilson
Uzaira Hussain
Jack Stocks
Arame Sow Ndour
Alex Mace
Christopher Evans
Sam McAnespie
Ellie Bullen
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Y7 Students Enjoy the STEM Trip

Year 7 students have recently attended the fun and informative STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths) trip at Wales High School. Each student had a great day designing, building, modifying and testing cars powered by elastic bands and trebuchets, to throw as far as possible.

The students did a fantastic job working together as both the designs worked. They did a great job of representing Clifton, their behaviour and enthusiasm was fantastic.

Well done, guys!

Students who attended the trip:


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