Four hundred pupils from local primary schools took part in a Stem challenge last week.
Year 6 students from schools including The Weatheralls Primary, Isleham Primary, Fordham Primary and St John’s in Ely, visited Soham Village College to take part in the Stem challenge - an integration of science, technology engineering and maths.
During the week, youngsters were involved in a range of activities that allowed them to develop their skills.
Julie Knight, who organised the event, said: “In the morning they completed maths puzzles to take them round the world, with each country giving clues to move onto the next, until the mobile phone network crashes and telephones do not work.
“The flight challenge enabled students to use knowledge they had learnt over the course of the day to solve the problem of sending a message home to Soham. It involved the principles of flight, balance, force and propulsion.
“Students had to work in teams to combine ideas and come up with a way of getting a message from Madrid to Soham.
“A map was used and students used flying machines to carry a message home.”
She added: “The final competition was the highlight of the day, with local schools competing against each other.”