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ACS Hillingdon celebrates first 'Innovation Day' with student projects

Published Tuesday 13th of March 2018 05:08:08 PM

Over thirty students, aged five to 14, showcased their inventive projects as part of the school’s inaugural Innovation Day. Students worked in groups or individually on a project which explored a question or discovered something they didn’t know. They could also design a scientific experiment or build a purpose-built model if they wished. “To celebrate British Science Week, we asked our budding innovators to submit a project which they felt passionate about and more importantly, had caught their curiosity,” said Sue Wakefield, ACS Hillingdon’s Lower School Teacher. Completing the projects at home, students chose a variety of topics, spanning the whole STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) spectrum. Victoria, aged five, explored liquid density and made a lava lamp; Logan, aged seven, designed and made a hug machine, whilst Kavan, aged nine, designed a robot powered by solar energy. “It is essential that we encourage students to pursue their imaginations, encourage creative thinking and embrace their curiosity – important skills in today’s ever-changing world. “Only this way, can we ensure that we develop the next generation of innovators. And who knows, we might have the next Elon Musk amongst us,” adds Sue, who was also responsible for organising the day’s events. As part of the Innovation Day’s activities, students presented their projects at a special exhibition attended by students, friends and parents. Each budding innovator also created a short video explaining their inspiration and how they approached their projects. Every student who entered a project into to the showcase was awarded a special medal and the school’s parent teacher organisation sponsored Innovation Day themed cupcakes. ACS Hillingdon will be showcasing the school’s new Science centre at its open day on 17th March, visit acs-schools.com/acs-hillingdon for further information.
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