Year 7 students have begun to work on a cross curricular STEM initiative to build a rocket propelled vehicle. They have looked at some of the maths and physics involved in these lessons and have are currently designing a prototype model which they will test in order to refine their design and produce their race vehicle, working in teams of four. They will also be working on a timing gate in their computing lessons using the BBC micro:bit, which will be lodged in the vehicle and transmit a Bluetooth signal from its inbuilt accelerometer which will be recorded or ‘data logged` on a mobile device. The race itself will take place next term.