On Thursday 21st June, More Able Year 10 students took part in a STEM day, coordinated by NYBEP. The day was designed to give students an opportunity to try things they would not learn in the school curriculum. The morning was spent doing the following workshops:
- Pathways into law – students learnt about traditional academic pathways as well as apprenticeships, the difference between barrister and lawyers, and the varied career pathways within law.
- Bridge Building – students looked at different engineering structures, and how/why different techniques are used for different purposes. Students then got hands on creating structures using recyclable materials.
- The World of Animals – students learnt about a variety of different animals, their habitats and their evolution. Students were able to touch and hold numerous different animals including a chinchilla, armadillo, stick insects, frog, gecko and snake!
Students then spent the afternoon in a carousel of Speed Networking, having the opportunity to speak to professionals from STEM industries such as York St John’s University, York College, British Gas, and The University of Law.
Feedback from students showed the day was successful at allowing them to experience new career paths that they previously weren’t aware of.