On Friday 11th November, Year 10 students were involved in a STEM day with the theme ‘sustainability’. During the morning session students learnt about Women in STEM and spoke to a few women who had various STEM roles. They were involved in a workshop run by EDT where they learnt about the linear economy and the circular economy. They looked at circular buildings. During the afternoon session they designed their own sustainable building and presented their idea to the rest of the group.
This is what some students had to say about the day.
“I really found today’s session interesting and inspiring. I think that having some of the women who are in STEM positions, talking to us motivated me to see that there are opportunities available for women.” Cassandra K
“I found it interesting looking at the Hidden Figures and the story of how engineers on the Zoom call had got where they got to, especially in the more creative sectors within STEM.” Mabel K
“It was good, I very much enjoyed designing a house and learning about the circle economy. This is because I learned how different sustainable methods benefit a house and the owner to become more sustainable.” Finley M
“I think it was very fun utilising both creative and logical sides of the brains and using interactive ways to inform and educate students” Rayan P
“It was fun and interesting working together to find solutions to problems and incorporating each others ideas into the project” Oliver G