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BSB students created ambitious Rube Goldberg machine for the Global Challenge!

21 April 2016

  • BSB Rube Goldberg machine team
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BSB has now completed the annual Global Challenge! This year the focus was on STE(A)M – Science, Technology, Engineering (Arts) and Maths. It was a chance for the whole school to collaborate together to create the biggest, most exciting and inventive RUBE GOLDBERG machine that Nord Anglia Education has ever seen! Rube Goldberg machines are complicated inventions that are created to perform a simple operation, or an everyday task.

The project was run by Mr Harnett and a team of enthusiastic pupils from both primary and secondary. The primary pupils participating in the project were: Andy Zhang, Emma Scott, Thomas Gill, Elisa Bellillo, OT Motsisi, Abby Willis, Colman Wong, Jenda Kotera and Guy Watts, and the secondary pupils participating were Elias Pinero Ritchie, Nikita Ostro, Alex Kaye, Matt Kaye, Yubo Shan, Daniel Kaye and Alan Wang (see team photo above).

Participating in this project enabled pupils to develop hands-on problem solving, analysis and evaluation skills. They deepened their understanding of design processes and mechanical systems, using a variety of tools and materials. It also provided opportunities to work together with secondary pupils and collaborate to build an ambitious machine. They were able to take on the role of scientists, inventors, mathematicians, engineers, media producers, designers and communicators. This perfectly supported our Be Ambitious philosophy and mind-set – if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again, and have fun at the same time!

The competition launched on Monday 18th January and after meeting weekly on Tuesdays from 3.30-4.30pm, we submitted the final project for the deadline of Monday 11th April. The entries from all Nord Anglia schools that entered will be judged by the Global Campus team and prizes will be awarded for a variety of achievements, including: most creative, most unusual, most ambitious and most technical.

All of the pupils who participated should be congratulated on their enthusiasm, dedication and ability to work to a deadline as part of a team. Well done for all of your hard work and good luck!

Update from: Ms. Emily Newman, Year 6 Class Teacher, Global Campus Lead Teacher

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