Science, engineering and music among wealth of activities at Bury St Edmunds school

County Upper School has entered two teams in this year's Engineering Education scheme ANL-141125-123250001
County Upper School has entered two teams in this year's Engineering Education scheme ANL-141125-123250001

Science, engineering, music and politics were the focus of a wealth of activities at a leading Bury St Edmunds secondary school.

Nearly 100 Year 7 pupils joined forces for the Bury Academy Trust’s science day at County Upper School and worked on a challenge which tested their understanding of types of energy.

County Upper School hosted the Bury St Edmunds Academy Trust science day ANL-141125-123302001

County Upper School hosted the Bury St Edmunds Academy Trust science day ANL-141125-123302001

Using equipment such as pulleys, levers and dominos, they built a series of sequences starting with a ball rolling down a tube and ending with the extinguishing of a candle.

County Upper has two teams taking part in this year’s Engineering Education Scheme. One team aims to design a portable device which can automate the wrappping of yarn around underwater cables while the other wants to design a fuse and meter assembly which can detect and communicate failure.

At the scheme’s launch, the two teams met their supporting engineers, enjoyed team exercises and started work on their projects. Next month they will have a three day residential at Cambridge University with the engineers.

Meanwhile, the school’s musicians composed a piece which they performed with The Aurora Orchestra at The Apex. Conservative parliamentary candidate Johanna Churchill also spoke at the school to round off UK Parliament Week.

County Upper School hosted the Bury St Edmunds Academy Trust science day ANL-141125-123325001

County Upper School hosted the Bury St Edmunds Academy Trust science day ANL-141125-123325001

County Upper School hosted the Bury St Edmunds Academy Trust science day ANL-141125-123314001

County Upper School hosted the Bury St Edmunds Academy Trust science day ANL-141125-123314001