0Z8C3622On Thursday 21 and Friday 22 June the whole School – from Nursery to Sixth Form – took part in the St Chris STEM Festival 2018.

Pupils took part in a huge range of workshops across the two days including:


  • Flash Bang Science
  • Medical Mavericks

  • Visit to Wobbly Bottom Dairy
  • Molecular Gastronomy – Chemistry in Cooking
  • Chain Reaction Dominos
  • The Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Degradation
  • Le Festival des Sciences/ El Festival de las Ciencias
  • Dissection Masterclass


  • Plants, Potions & Poisons
  • Bugs in Boxes
  • The Science of Swimming and the Physics of Floating
  • Eggcelent Constructions
  • Extreme Paper Bridge Building
  • Survival Skills
  • Sugarcraft Botany


  • Science Research Ethics Debate.
  • Origami Organelles
  • Orienteering
  • Discovering DNA
  • Puzzling Maths
  • Bread Making


  • Fire investigation Talk
  • Making Rockets
  • Spectroscopy in a Suitcase
  • Team Building with the Fire Brigade
  • Mathmagics
  • A Visit to Letchworth Brewery
  • Ice Station Andy
  • Pyramid Building
  • Our Natural World Photography
  • Birds of Prey Demonstration and Talk


  • Film Screening: Gorillas in the Mist and Copenhagen
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Stability of Dams
  • The Rotating Parrots
  • A Trip to Building Research Establishment (BRE)
  • Building Hedgehog Homes for St Chris

On the Friday the Junior School also took part in a dress up day with a “natural world” theme.


To see the full festival programme please download here:

Download STEM Festival Workshops 2018 (1.88 MB PDF)

Funds raised by the STEM Festival cake sale were donated to the Hitchin Hedgehog Preservation Society – https://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk/

Thanks to all those who helped run workshops over the two days.