Last Friday saw the long awaited Oakley STEM fair return. This has been on hold throughout the pandemic, but the sun shone and our exhibitors were excited to meet us at last! We were so fortunate to have the support of so many people to demonstrate the wide variety of applications of STEM subjects. In the morning, representatives from RAF Brize Norton and our very own Mr Lainchbury, ran activities and challenges for each class in turn. The children had to work as teams, complete challenges and think about flight.
They all stayed with us for the afternoon of activities and were joined by representatives from Greatmoor, Brookes, the Churchill, Larkmead Vets, Imperial college, Baxter pharmaceutical, Guide Dogs and the Selmes family with some mammals for us to meet. The newly appointed science ambassadors from Year 4 and 5 helped to set up and worked hard all afternoon to provide activities for everyone to take part in. These included film canister rockets, paper spinners, bubble investigations, building challenges using only spaghetti, marshmallows and jelly babies and some maths puzzles. The afternoon wouldn’t have been complete without tasty refreshments from FOS. Thank you to everyone who contributed or attended to make the day a success for the children to learn about a wide variety of stem activities, helping them to learn about careers and to experiment and see how their learning helps them.