The Lunar STEM Challenge ( Published: 20/10/2023)

As part of the Lunar STEM Challenge, a number of Year 8 students attended The University of Manchester to take part in various activities around engineering.
Students during an engineering task at The University of Manchester, in October 2023

Students during an engineering task at The University of Manchester, in October 2023

The day involved two hands-on team-based challenges, where students were able to develop their knowledge of engineering, as well as have the opportunity to develop employability skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving.

Students learnt all about structures and why they’re crucial to engineering our cities. They worked in groups to build and test models of a structure used on railways. They also built and raced model rovers from basic materials.

The sessions were be led by engineering professors along with University of Manchester undergrads, so students had the chance to see the campus and find out what it’s like to study engineering.

The students were a pleasure to take on the trip and they loved being in the University.
Miss Davies, MU Foundation School Partnership Officer

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

If you believe something is missing or should be removed from the list below, please let us know.

Greater Manchester Education Trust logo Chartered College of Teaching Institutional Member 2023/24 badge Cyber Essentials Certified logo
FFT National Attendance Award 2023/24 logo One Education Reading Award Gold logo Confederation of School Trusts logo Educate Awards Winner 2019 logo SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2018 logo SSAT Effective Learning Behaviour logo SSAT Climate for Learning logo Manchester United Foundation logo The Duke of Edinburgh logo The Cultural Diversity Standards logo The Schools Co-operative Society logo School Achievement Award logo Sport England logo Leading Edge Partnership Programme logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Basic Skills Quality Mark logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo