By definition: Broad set of disciplines embracing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Practical implementation: A number of project, each project conducted by several students.


  • Regional, national or EU level competitions for schools.

  • Building on expertise and “traditions” of our school (e.g. CanSat, STEM Olympiad ,Moon camp,.. )

  • Preferring activities naturally more exciting for pupils (e.g. robots, visual programming, space-related projects)


  • It is an optional activity that students can voluntarily follow in periods without classes (P6-7)

  • Managed by coordinator with some experience from previous years:  Rayja Inapakutikala (Mathematics, ICT teacher)


  • Advertising to a wide audience, including S1-S7 pupils along with their parents

  • Presentation of a selection of projects

  • During few weeks, students have clustered on specific projects following their tastes, passions and knowledge

  • All communications and supporting materials have been posted on a specific Teams channel, with subchannels for each project.


In competitions among projects, no pre-determined idea has been imposed by coordinators.  Students themselves are supposed to be the main creators.

  • Engagement in competitions typically follows the path:

  • Coordinators inform about guidelines and rules for the competitions

  • Students are free to develop their own idea

  • Coordinators give suggestions about the idea feasibility, provide expertise, indicate appropriate supporting material and monitor deadlines

Students have full liability of:

  • Practical implementation of an idea

  • Contacting experts, purchasing material, sending reports

  • Sharing roles among team members, coordinate the team, meet deadlines ➢ Students are the final responsible of the failure or the success of a project.


  • Moon Camp (S1,S2 and S3):

Optimize a 3D-design for equipment of a futuristic Moon camp (Lunar Lander, Lunar Orbital Space Station, Lunar Rover, Moon Base, Rocket, Space Suit ) using a professional program.

Each team’s mission is to 3D design only one component of a Moon Camp, using Tinkercad.

Teams can choose to design the:

  • Lunar Lander

  • Lunar Orbital Space Station

  • Lunar Rover

  • Moon Base

  • Rocket

  • Space Suit

  • Coding and robots (S1,S2,S3)

Introduction to coding logic (based on text or on blocks), using visual tools.  Application to robotic vehicles and arms performing user-defined operations.

  • Micro bit (S3, S4,S5)

The micro:bit is such a tangible way to develop coding. It’s real, it’s exciting and it gives students confidence to try new things and experiment. You tell computers like the micro:bit what to do by giving them instructions. Sets of instructions for computers are called programs. Programs are written in code, a language that both you and the computer can understand.

You can program your micro:bit in the online MakeCode block or Python text editors. Our Let’s code page helps you choose the one that’s right for you.

  • Arduino (S4,S5)

Arduino Uno can detect the surroundings from the input. Here the input is a variety of sensors and these can affect its surroundings through controlling motors, lights, other actuators, etc. The Arduino Uno is an open-source microcontroller board based on the Microchip ATmega328P microcontroller and developed by Arduino.cc.

The board is equipped with sets of digital and analog input/output (I/O) pins that may be interfaced to various expansion boards (shields) and other circuits.

Students will learn how to code and connect the circuit to the requirement.

  • CANSAT (S6,S7)

A CANSAT is a device incorporated in the volume and shape of a 33cl can. The challenge for students is to integrate the main subsystems of the experiment within a restricted volume. The CANSAT is then launched at an altitude of 1000 meters thanks to a rocket and his mission begins: to carry out a scientific experiment and land safely.


Students will be responsible for all aspects of the scientific project:

  • They define the purpose of their mission

  • They design the CanSat and build the components

  • They take care of the tests and the preparation for the launch

  • They then analyse the collected data