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STEAM Competition! 14 May 2020

STEAM Competition!

Following the huge success of our Stay Creative competition, which saw over 250 entries submitted, we are launching our next Trust community competition! This time, we are having a STEAM focus; asking students to demonstrate their skills and interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.  The competition has been created by teachers across the Trust and is for ALL students at any of Valley Invicta Academies Trust schools to take part in! All you have to do is visit: https://valleypark.padlet.org/DFuller/3romwzaft4j0bvf8 and enter the password VIATsteam2020! (don't forget the exclamation mark!) You will then be able to see a host of STEAM-based challenges and projects you can replicate or take inspiration from. Once you have created your own piece of work, you please send a photo of it to: steamcompetition@viat.org.uk to take part in the competition. You can submit as many entries as you want to. Once you have submitted your work, it will be uploaded into a padlet here: https://valleypark.padlet.org/DFuller/d3gpj0gjvgkyga9r, using the same password, where you will see your initials, your year group and the VIAT school you attend. The deadline for the competition is Monday 1 June. After that date has passed, a vote will be opened for people to choose their favourite primary and secondary entries. Winners in each category will be announced when the vote closes. New ideas, videos and tutorials will be added to the site on a daily basis to inspire your STEAM skills and creativity. We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Welcome to VIAT 28 Apr 2020

Welcome to VIAT

We are delighted that you will be joining one of our secondary schools (Invicta Grammar School, School of Science and Technology Maidstone, The Lenham School and Valley Park School), all of which are part of Valley Invicta Academies Trust (VIAT), this September.  We thought it would be a great idea for us to get to know you better before you arrive, especially since you are not experiencing a typical Year 6 at the moment. So, we have set up a VIAT initiative which we would love you to participate in – in fact, we would encourage you to take part as many times as you like!  You can find all the information you need by following the link below: https://valleypark.padlet.org/MHutchinson/mwfw75fkh7r and by entering the password, which is: VIAT2020!SeptWelcome (case sensitive).  You can also scan the QR code provided below, using a smart phone or tablet. We have put some ideas on the padlet already, which you might like to try – or be original and come up with your own – we will really enjoy celebrating your abilities!  To get started, perhaps you could: Design a sustainable house for the future; Describe your day when you wake up in another dimension; Write an algorithm that sorts insects; Take a tour of the Palace of Versailles; Write a poem about what it means to move up to secondary school; Create an impactful piece of Art; Take a photograph of a dish that you cooked from scratch; Escape from Hogwarts – see the padlet (link above) for more details. All you need to do is email your contribution to gettingtoknowyou@viat.org.uk, attaching a photo of your work and letting us know your full name, which primary school you attend and which school you will be joining in September.  We will upload your masterpiece to the website (make sure you look out for it!) – please be assured that we will identify you only by your initials and your primary school name, rather than publishing your full name on the site. You are very welcome to explore the website to search for inspiration, and to learn about the skills of other students who will be joining you as part of the VIAT family in September.  We look forward to hearing from you!
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