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Paratriathlon Wet Suit Designed By Children in STEM Competition

News / February 8, 2011

We hear some much about the ills of our educational system, and indeed you will see many articles on this blog that raise serious concern on where the UK teaching resources are going. So it was fantastic to see a group of children at the Danum School Technology College, Lower School in Doncaster demonstrate a positive interest in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) during a competition project.

Alistair Owens managing director at keen2learn is also a  UK STEMnet ambassador.  Visiting schools and after school science clubs  the aim of the ambassadors is to help children develop their creativity, problem-solving and employability skills and see the career opportunities that exist in STEM after they leave school or gain a degree. The bigger picture aims to support the UK’s future competitiveness.

The project at the  Danum school was to enter a national STEMnet competition to design a wetsuit for a Paratriathlon athlete. Jimmy Goddard has always loved sport. He played rugby at school and did his first triathlon around 10 years ago. His attraction to physical challenges and an outdoor life led him through Sandhurst to the Royal Artillery and a promising military career. But all that changed in 2004 following a climbing accident, which left him paralysed from the chest down.

The teams of schoolchildren were tasked with designing a wet suit that would help Jimmy in the swimming leg of a triathlon. Providing warmth and flotation during the swim as Jimmy’s legs tend to sink beneath him whilst swimming – adding significant drag- the suit had to be removed with ease during the transition at end of the race.

Three teams of six children had been entered with children from year 7, 8 and 9. Each team teams comprised of scientists who investigated the physics involved in streamlining, drag, heat insulation and buoyancy. Designers who used the research to select materials to develop scale prototypes of the suit, Mathematicians who timed the suit on an Action Man dummy in a test tank and the Presenters who coordinated the findings to reach a conclusion.

The exercise was held over two days. External STEM ambassadors were on hand from Sheffield University Sports Science department to give advice and widen the horizons of the teams. It was a joy to watch and a nightmare to judge!  The commitment from the teams was amazing. Working on the separate elements on the project allowed a combination of individual and group activity. Each team worked brilliantly together and actively sought help and guidance to improve their understanding and achievement.

The final presentations proved that whatever the outcome the children had enjoyed the exercise and found it to be rewarding. Working on the project had stretched their horizons, built a team spirit and generated a genuine interest in the outcome. Interestingly although the teams worked in the same room each were so engrossed in their individual projects they virtually ignored the other teams. Thoughts of espionage were irrelevant. The number of prototypes tested proved  their encouraging commitment to experimentation and a return back to the drawing board. Many of the children worked through breaks and all three had finished by the deadline.

The presentations where each team member had a part to play were astounding. Trudie Davies Assistant Head KS5 SSE and Technology Status at the Danum school explained this was the first time the school had entered the competition and felt it provided a huge benefit to the team members. The interrelationship of the STEM activities provided a practical outcome  to the project. Although Year 9 were the winning the entry and stand a great chance to go through to the next round at the Big Bang event in London, the presentations  from the year 7 and 8 teams were of such a high calibre the judges have submitted them for further review.

It was an encouraging experience explained Alistair Owens “The interest and enthusiasm of the children was a delight to watch. We could well have been watching a future designer for Nike amongst them.”

Jimmy Goddard

Jimmy Goddard won the 2009 British Paratriathlon Championships in the Tri 3 category for wheelchair athletes with full use of their arms. Here he talks about his love of triathlon, rigorous training regime and future ambitions. Although triathlon has been an Olympic sport since 2000, paratriathlon has not yet appeared at the Paralympics. However, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) are hoping it will achieve Paralympic status and be included in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.


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