To coincide with Engineering week (7-11th Nov) and STEM day (8th Nov), Smithills’ Science department decided to do some extra-curricular lessons so that we could shine the spotlight on what engineering can involve and the engineering careers that are available.

KS3 students were introduced to how concrete is used in construction!  They looked at a range of examples from the ancient Pantheon temple, the colosseum in Rome to more modern structures like the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.  They used this to then design, make and test a range of reinforced concrete bars to try and find out how which was the strongest.  It was a great success seeing lots of students learning new skills and knowledge whilst having lots of fun in the process!

Pictures From The Event

super scientists

The science award is presented to one person in each of Mrs Jackson's classes. To get the award pupils must work hard and consistently demonstrate the Smithills School values of excellence, independence and community. 

After a lot of deliberation, Mrs Jackson can proudly announce the winners of the science award for September to October are Hirudi, Kiara, Kai, Callum, Abubakar and Thomas. 


Thank you all so much for all your hard work and being good role models in class.

Sorry if you did not get the award this time but keep up the good work and next time it could be you who gets the award.