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EVENTS, WORKSHOPS AND VISITS: 2016-17 (Page 1 of 3)


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) related workshops, clubs, visits and activities at Ifield Community College in Crawley.


Enrichment Week 2016 -

Due to the re-structuring of Enrichment Week, D&T introduced CREST Awards to our Y8 students who attended STEM Club during the year and Y9 GCSE Product Design students




3rd October Thales' "Y8 Introduction to STEM day"

12th October - Nuffield Presentation Evening

31st October – Thales' Scratch programming competition launch

1st November - EES launch event at University of Brighton (6 x Y12)

1st December - STEM family challenge / Careers Fair, 6-8.30pm

13th December - Post-16 Arts / Design /  Media Conference

14th December - Y9-11 Architecture / Product Design Day at University of Brighton

January (tbc) - "Waste House" (Architecture) at University of Brighton

19th January - STEM family challenge, 6-8.30pm


Ongoing . . .


Y8 STEM Club

Running currently on Wednesdays, 3-4pm - just drop in!

(venues change - see noticeboards each week for details)


Each week we change the challenge to look at a different aspects of STEM . . .


Assorted write-ups:

Non-Newtonian slime, Structures (marshmallows & spaghetti), Abseiling Barbie (Videos: Part 1 - The Design & Build, Part 2 - The Descent)


!!! Thales' Treasure Hunt !!!

Limited spaces - watch out for details

stemclub logo STEM Club YouTube movie link logo Thales logo

BrightMed -

"BrightMed, run by Brighton and Sussex Medical School, aims to identify and support young people who have the potential to become tomorrow’s doctors. BrightMed will help increase young people’s awareness of what it takes to studying medicine and healthcare subjects and will support them in helping you to decide their future." (https://www.bsms.ac.uk/about/info-for-schools-teachers-parents/widening-participation.aspx)

We currently have 15 ICC students on this scheme

EES with Gatwick Airport -

“The Engineering Education Scheme in England & Scotland is an EDT Programme which links teams of Year 12 students and their teacher with local companies to work on real, scientific, engineering and technological problems." (http://www.etrust.org.uk/node/75)

This year 6 of our Y12 students are working with Gatwick Airport on a detection system that continually monitors the Shuttle track identifying oil or debris on the track and which then gives a warning to the maintenance team to allow them to rectify before this becomes an issue.

1. November: Launch & initial site visit

2. 4th and 5th January: Workshops

3. 30th March: Report Deadline

4. 28th April: Celebration and Assessment day

BrightMed logo EDT EES logo Gatwick Airport logo