St. Martin’s Big Bang Fair took place on 16 March 2018. The theme was ‘Engineering a Sustainable Future’ and both students and staff spent many weeks preparing for this major event in the school calendar which showcased work done both in Science lessons and during after-school STEM clubs.
Throughout the day, students proudly presented their work which included water filtering systems and how to recycle waste correctly as well as how to develop transport, energy, buildings and products using sustainable sources. Among the many serious and thought-provoking presentations, there were some amusing ones too. For example, students and staff learnt that even chewing gum is recyclable - it can be made into cups and even shoes!!, and that soap can grow on trees.
Finally, some Year 10 students also had the opportunity to take part in a Sustainable Sound Engineering workshop run by Youth Construction Trust where they investigated several sustainable insulation materials and had to decide which material work best. Below is a list of all the presentations: