As part of their after school STEM club, Deri Primary entered the Rees Jeffery’s Road fund competition.
The children were asked to think of a solution to make our roads safer which resulted in them creating a moving motorway.
The solar powered motorway, made out of recycled plastic, will move like a conveyor belt to transport cars across long distances. This will help reduce road accidents by limiting opportunities for people to breach the speed limit as well as reducing car emissions. This project is about safer ways to travel for us and our planet.
The panel were impressed that “the children had used STEM skills to engineer their own moving motor way. It was clear that the core ideas were generated by the children themselves.”
Deri Primary school were runners up in the competition receiving £2000 for their school.
All staff and pupils were delighted with the news and are looking forward to purchasing more exciting resources to enhance children’s learning through STEM.
Susan Martin, Head Teacher Deri Primary School said, “We are so proud of the children’s work. They showed great determination to solve real life problems using their STEM knowledge. I think they all have a future in engineering or design. They are a fantastic example of enterprising, creative, contributors who are well on their way to being ready to play a full part in life and work in the future”
Cllr Ross Whiting, Cabinet Member for Learning commented, “What a fantastic achievement for Deri Primary School. The STEM club should be very proud of themselves for their creativity and enthusiasm towards creating a safer environment for others as well as taking the environment into consideration.”