Science: STEM Workshop
The UK will need more than a million engineers by 2020, so there is a real need for young people to be aware of opportunities within railway engineering and engineering in general.
On Thursday 12 January, 60 of our top scientists participated in a STEM workshop in the Glassroom. STEM offers young people the opportunity to enhance their understanding of, and aptitude for, problem solving, creativity, design, and engineering. The fun-filled day involved students working together in small groups on ‘design and make’ projects to improve their creative thinking, problem solving and team working skills.
Students worked in teams of five on a brand new railway-engineering project where they completed three challenges based on the new HS2 rail project. The project will showcase the ultra-modern HS2 vision for the future of high-speed rail. Students took part in real-life railway engineering challenges that HS2 is currently facing where they used their team working and problem solving skills to come up with the best solutions in order to run HS2 most efficiently.
All students participated with great enthusiasm, worked excellently collaboratively and presented their novel projects eloquently. The students were a credit to the school.