Showing the wonders of science

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury
School STEM fair (science fair)
Vertical Wind Tunnel Zara Smith, Will Atherton and Lewis Wiliams
Picture Mark Westley
Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury School STEM fair (science fair) Vertical Wind Tunnel Zara Smith, Will Atherton and Lewis Wiliams Picture Mark Westley
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Showing how exciting careers in science, maths and technology can be was the aim of the day at Stour Valley Community School in Clare.

The school held its annual Stem fair (science, technology, engineering and maths) on Wednesday, with 17 ambassadors from different companies and organisations.

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury
School STEM fair (science fair)
Vertical Wind Tunnel Zara Smith, Will Atherton and Lewis Wiliams
Picture Mark Westley

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury School STEM fair (science fair) Vertical Wind Tunnel Zara Smith, Will Atherton and Lewis Wiliams Picture Mark Westley

These included dental practices, engineers from Delphi and from structural and chemical firms in the region.

Cambridge Science Centre also brought a week-long pop-up workshop to the school, showing off exciting experiments such as a wind tunnel.

Dan Stephens, Stem co-ordinator at the school, won a national prize for his work with science and technology last year.

He was awarded a trip to the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland.

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury
School STEM fair (science fair)
Students work in the ballistics lab
Picture Mark Westley

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury School STEM fair (science fair) Students work in the ballistics lab Picture Mark Westley

He said: “I would say it was probably our biggest and most engaging year. Last year was good, but this was even better.

“It’s important for the country. The reason all these companies are here is because they are desperate for technicians and engineers, especially in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

“It shows the students the range of careers available from studying science, maths and technology.”

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury
School STEM fair (science fair)
Students work in the ballistics lab
Picture Mark Westley

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury School STEM fair (science fair) Students work in the ballistics lab Picture Mark Westley

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury
School STEM fair (science fair)
Millie Sinclair, Poppy Smith, Ellie Nitsche and Amy Hindle with Dan Stephens teacher of design and technology, technology STEM coordinator.
Picture Mark Westley

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury School STEM fair (science fair) Millie Sinclair, Poppy Smith, Ellie Nitsche and Amy Hindle with Dan Stephens teacher of design and technology, technology STEM coordinator. Picture Mark Westley

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury
School STEM fair (science fair)
Peter Harbron Head of School Computing at West Suffolk College with Merlin Wittam testing out the lastest VR headset
Picture Mark Westley

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury School STEM fair (science fair) Peter Harbron Head of School Computing at West Suffolk College with Merlin Wittam testing out the lastest VR headset Picture Mark Westley

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury
School STEM fair (science fair)
Nicola Rice from Community Dental Services, explaining forensic dentistry
Picture Mark Westley

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury School STEM fair (science fair) Nicola Rice from Community Dental Services, explaining forensic dentistry Picture Mark Westley

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury
School STEM fair (science fair)
James McGregor and Phobe Butler with Joanna Nicholas from TWI
Picture Mark Westley

Stour Valley Community School, Cavendish Rd, Clare, Sudbury School STEM fair (science fair) James McGregor and Phobe Butler with Joanna Nicholas from TWI Picture Mark Westley