STEM day for Year 7 & 8 Girls
Our year 7 and 8 girls took part in a STEM activity and challenge day. The day, run by an external company ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers’ aimed to inform our students about the importance of engineering and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
The focus of this day was primarily to ignite/ reinforce an interest in Design Technology and STEM careers as currently only 13% of the workforce that work in this sector are women. This session also helped to embed the work that students took part in during the STEM focus day earlier in the school year.
The girls took part in a range of activities including finding about different STEM careers, problem solving in maths and engineering, energy sources, and producing a prototype of a vehicle powered by potential energy. The girls were enthusiastic and really enjoyed the day with comments at the end of the sessions such as ‘very interesting and educational’ ‘extremely fun’ ‘I enjoyed being challenged’ and with one student commenting, ‘I want to be an Engineer in the future’.
Phillip Leonard, who ran the session on behalf of Tomorrow’s Engineers, commented ‘they were a really delightful group of students, who came up with some quite remarkable designs, in a very short space of time. Hope to see you again soon’
This really was a successful day and the students gained some real first-hand knowledge of exciting careers that could be open to them in their future.
Good Luck to all our new budding Designers and Engineers.