On the Saturday 4th June, nine TGS students visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford to meet with eight other schools who have been taking part in the Falcon Initiative. Since September, over 120 TGS students between Years 8-13 have contributed to building a flight simulator, improving relationships between the different Year Groups and increasing involvement in STEM subjects.
At Duxford, we made a presentation on our progress with this project, and were able to see those of the other schools. It was really interesting to see the differences between all of our different flight simulators, and how we have each interpreted the brief differently. After a delicious lunch where we talked to some of the students from the other schools, had the opportunity to walk around part of the aircraft hangar, and later had a tour of the ground floor, where they have several example of the first planes ever built, and those used in WW1 as well as the world-famous Concorde.
At the end of the day, we received the results: we were awarded the prize for the Best Presentation by representatives from Boeing, and came second overall, meaning that we have been given £700 to spend on future STEM projects at TGS.
Article written by Seren (Year 10)