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Science and maths projects get Morpeth School’s inquisitive young minds working

PUBLISHED: 12:00 04 November 2016

Morpeth pupils join science and maths programme

Morpeth pupils join science and maths programme

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Teenagers have opted for competitive science and maths projects at school on Friday afternoons in London’s East End rather than starting the weekend early.

Learning to build free-standing paper towersLearning to build free-standing paper towers

Pupils at Bethnal Green’s Morpeth Secondary are taking part in a new extra-curricular programme to test their creative thinking and problem-solving skills.

The Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics programme was started in September by school librarian Amanda Ball.

Meet the ancestors... school-librarian Amanda Ball promotes science projectMeet the ancestors... school-librarian Amanda Ball promotes science project

“The kids enjoy the competition aspect of it,” she said. “They also teach each other how to improve.”

The programme invites students from Years 7 to 9 to take part in “collaborative and competitive” projects, with no sign-up process required.

Around 12 students take part in tasks every week, such as building free-standing towers out of newspaper and tape or making masks and moveable hands from scratch.

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