On 5 July, our science department ran a Future Energy Event as part of the 'Year of Engineering' government campaign, to celebrate the world and wonder of engineering.
The event was aimed at Year 7 students, designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and to encourage more Key Stage 3 students to study science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) subjects. It also focussed on the possible careers students could explore in science and engineering.
Based around the topic of energy, students learned about the global energy challenge, the pros and cons of different energy technologies and developed hands-on practical skills. STEM ambassadors from RAF Leeming and GlaxoSmithKline supported the event with careers information to help students make informed choices about which subjects they should study at GCSE and A level for a career in STEM.
Students also studied the different types of energy and learned about the search for alternatives to fossil fuels. They then worked in teams to build a solar-powered car with a final race for the ultimate best-engineered car.
Well done to all involved!