Hedworth Lane encourage and promote STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

6 boys from Y3/4 represented their class at the Junior Lego League Regional Final at the Open Zone in South Shields.
The boys – known as the Waste Walkers – designed and built a model that they named ‘Walking Waste’ The gadget was designed to encourage people to recycle more. Their idea was to have recycling chute built in to new houses, beneath a kitchen bin, that transported waste via a conveyor directly to the local recycling centre. Recycling without leaving the house!
They presented their moving model to judges from a variety of backgrounds,Β including wasteΒ management experts,Β a lecturer who specialises in roboticsΒ and education consultants. They had to answer questions and explain how their model worked asΒ well as how they designedΒ and programmed it.Β The boys represented our schoolΒ brilliantly andΒ were awarded with a medal for their achievement!