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Selby High School

Selby High School

Year 10 STEM Event

On Wednesday 19th June high achieving Year 10 scientists took part in a STEM event alongside Nybep. The day was organised in order to increase the knowledge and  participation in STEM careers. Students took part in 3 workshops during the morning provided by local business. Drax discussed different engineering disciplines and routes into engineering as students worked together to create a marble run utilising pipes and wooden blocks. Sam’s Safari brought a range of different animals including a legless lizard, a tortoise, snakes, armadillo, stick insect and millipede which student were lucky enough to touch and hold. They learnt about the conservation of these animals and their biology. Jess Bates, a PHD student from The University of York, spoke to students about archaeology and the development of humans from pre-history to the modern day. Students learnt about the tools that humans used and practiced using flint tools and wooden resources.

In the afternoon students took part in a speed networking event with various professionals in STEM industries including the Army, Drax, GCHQ, HSBC, York College and Selby College, giving them the opportunity to talk to a range of employers and gain and an insight into different career paths.