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STEAM Scouts

STEAM Scouts is a weekly enrichment club incorporating all aspects of STEAM, with a large part dedicated to engineering.

Open to years 7 to 10, it sees pupils complete themed activities, online challenges and take part in Trust-wide events and trips.

This year’s theme is “What if Disney had STEAM?” in which pupils will look at specific Disney films and characters and complete STEAM-related tasks around them. For example, pupils will consider how to make a non-melting Olaf by looking at the difference between physical and chemical changes. Such activities will allow pupils to continue to build on their practical STEAM skills, whilst having the opportunity to earn achievements by applying those skills correctly.

Pupils will also have the opportunity to deliver STEAM sessions to younger pupils within our Trust primary schools and to take part in a STEAM Scout Show towards the end of the year, with the aim of showcasing their engineering skills.

Sessions take place weekly on a Wednesday / Thursday from 2.45pm to 3.45pm.

To find out more or to join, please speak to Miss Major…. she’d love to hear from you!

 

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Christmas challenge

STEAM Scouts used animation to support people to have a positive experience this Christmas. 

For many, Christmas is often a joyful time, with plenty of turkey and gifts, however, that’s not the case for everyone.

STEAM pupils worked in teams to write, create and edit their very own animated short stories, each in support of a different charity – Samaritans, who help people in mental health crisis, The Trussell Trust, who help people living in poverty with food and bills, and the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch: Animal Centre, who can help animals abandoned at Christmas time.

In order to create their animated stories, pupils used storyboards to draw their frames, brought their characters to life with modelling clay, and took stop motion pictures, before editing the films.

Day of the Dead

STEAM Scouts learned about the history of Day of the Dead, took part in art and design face painting and learned the Spanish colours used on their skulls!

Bonfire night

STEAM Scouts learned about the history of the gunpowder plot and how we can recognise chemical and physical changes by making sparklers.

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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