Aspiration, Application, Achievement
We have a range of interesting and exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) opportunities for you to get involved in at Brynmawr Foundation School. These activities are provided as extra-curricular and require interested pupils to be passionate, mature and self-motivated as the level of challenge is very high. However, with these projects the sky is the limit!
F1 Club - Wednesday after school (for more information click on F1 in Schools Page)
On Wednesday after school we run the F1 in schools club which provides students with the opportunity to compete with other schools to design, build and race their own CO2 powered formula one car. There are two categories in this competition –Rookie class for KS3 and F1 at KS4, if successful regionally students go on to compete nationally, and beyond that the competition culminates with a worldwide event hosted by F1. The club runs after school every Wednesday, with the first regional competition being held in February.
Computing Club - Thursday after school
Every Thursday KS3 students have the opportunity to program using Raspberry Pi and BBC micro bits. This year we were able to run a 6 week computing programming course delivered by TechnoCamps.
• VEX Robotics
In the VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more.
• Mindstorm Lego