On Thursday 10th May, 60 of our Year 9 students took part in an exciting STEM day that was sponsored by The Smallpeice Trust and the RAF. The purpose of the event was to promote a career of engineering, and to inspire students to pursue a career in the field.
Throughout the day, students worked in group to design, make and engineer their own glider plane. Students watched interesting videos about how aeroplanes fly, and used their knowledge of physics, maths and engineering to construct their creations. There were even prizes for the best plane!
From being involved in this event, students received information about how to achieve a career in engineering (including the qualifications required) and where an engineering degree could take them. They were also offered the opportunity to apply for an RAF residential to enhance their university applications and employability.
Overall, the day was a huge success and a fun way to promote engineering.