RANFORD Primary School students can officially boast they have some of the biggest young brains in the state after dominating Scitech’s 2017 Brainstorm Challenge Days.
Ranford’s Team Innovators competed alongside more than 100 local schools in a number of fun activities which tested them on their science, technology, engineering and maths knowledge.
The activities invited students to use their skills to solve interesting problems, such as how to travel to other stars faster than the speed of light or how to save the world by decoding the DNA of a virus in order to find out what the antivirus was.
The young Ranford group excelled in the competition, finishing second behind Poynter Primary School and ahead of Darlington Primary School in third.
Scitech Brainstorm Challenge Day co-ordinator Angie Mason said it was great to see how passionate the students became while participating in the event.
“It was exciting to watch them take the challenges head on and work in teams to creatively solve problems,” she said.
“The challenges give students a unique chance to think critically about how they can incorporate science into problem-solving, team work and their everyday lives, and possibly influence their subject choices and careers in the future.
“It’s also a great way to bring wider school communities together to connect – all in the name of STEM education.”