On Tuesday nearly 90 Year 8 school children from the Solent area are set to tackle tough team building challenges set by the Royal Navy at HMS Collingwood in Fareham. However these challenges will be nothing compared to the task they face in the following 10 weeks as they use their mental and team work strengths to compete in 15 teams to produce the best project which tackles the issues that they would face if their school was an island.
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Over sixty female students visited Airbus in Filton today, on International Women’s Day, as part of Airbus’ new Industrial Cadets programme to encourage more girls to follow careers in engineering.
TweetSeven teams from Derbyshire schools (details below) are joining sixth form students from across the East Midlands in representing their schools in a major exhibition of engineering expertise as part of the Engineering Education Scheme. Working with local companies such as Tarmac, JCB, BAE Systems and Network Rail a total of twenty one teams from [...]
Thirty students from three local schools are taking part in an event at Leicester College which is part of a national pilot project designed to encourage young people towards a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and in particular encourage them to consider continuing their education at college or university. First Edition is a programme of hands-on activity held at schools and universities across the UK. Focusing on those who will be the first in their family to consider higher education, schools enter teams of 11 to 15 year-olds.
Nine teams of students aged between 12 and 14 from Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire schools have spent 12 weeks working on a project designed to inspire the scientists, engineers and business entrepreneurs of the future. The students are taking part in the Pera Foundation’s Go4SET (Go for Science, Engineering and Technology) programme, which is run in association with the Engineering Development Trust. Having completed their project, the students will be attending a Celebration and Assessment Day at Pera in Melton Mowbray on the 17th March.
More than 50 students aged between 12 and 14 from thirteen schools across, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire have spent 10 weeks working on a project designed to inspire the scientists and engineers of the future. The students are taking part in the Go4SET (Go for Science, Engineering and Technology) programme and, having completed their project, will be attending a Celebration and Assessment Day at the CELS Building at Nottingham Trent University on the 16th March.
GSCE students who have done better than they expected in science and maths are being encouraged to take those subjects forward to AS and A level. Geoff Jellis, Midlands Regional Director of the Engineering Development Trust says that the East Midlands region offers great prospects for students studying science subjects saying “The East Midlands is building an economic strategy based on innovative high tech businesses – we need many more students to be inspired into maths and science subjects if we are to have the skills base to service these future businesses.”
A national charity says that the East Midlands needs to build on the good A level results achieved by students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects and recommends that a work experience gap year might be a good option for some who have just received their A level results.