November 6, 2019

The Year 5 and 6 students have been busy at work in the STEM CENTRE this Term coding, building and creating. They have been looking at drones and how they can help us in the future. They were given a design brief to build a business and website based around drones. All...

November 6, 2019

The sun shone brightly on the solar panels when Torquay College was host to the Solar Boat Challenge. On Friday 18th October, 19 boats competed from Torquay College and Deans Marsh Primary School. The Year 5 and 6 students had a fantastic time and displayed amazing eng...

June 14, 2019

Over the past few weeks in the STEM Centre Year 1 and 2 students have been constructing huts to protect a pig from the ‘Big Bad Wolf’. This has involved the students choosing the material they would like to build with, creating a design of the shelter and constructing...

May 6, 2019

Term 2 has kicked off in the STEM Centre with new robots and the Years 1 and 2 having a ball. They have been learning that codes are instructions for computers and digital systems. They have been looking at code with the new OZOBOTS, which are coded with colours from m...

March 27, 2019

The past weeks in the ‘STEM CENTRE’ students have been working on problem solving and coding. They had to code a robot to drive through a maze! They did a fantastic job from learning how to using the coding program on the iPads to then applying what they had learnt to...

February 15, 2019

The STEM room at Torquay College had its first classes in week 2! The students walked out with a massive smile on their face and keen to get back for more!

Students had the chance to explore the room and get hands on with the activities. From coding robotics with ‘BeeBo...

August 11, 2018

This term, students in Year 2 are engaging with high-tech Sphero robotic devices, as part of a whole-school approach to coding and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

They are working together to control Spheros with simple sequences of instructio...

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