8 July 2019
A group of Year 7 and 8 students took part in an engineering workshop on the 24th June. The workshop focused on STEM careers and how the students’ individual skill set could lead them to a career in the STEM fields, more specifically transport infrastructure. Students thoroughly enjoyed the hands on workshop. They designed their own train station for the future, showing great imagination and creativity to ensure their station was fit for all groups in society. The groups came up with some very futuristic designs and Mr Child, Science teacher, commented that they had thought really carefully about how to make their stations would be accessible for everyone. Students also tackled problems involved with building tunnels. They were challenged with building a model tunnel ensuring it had enough strength to withstand the weight of the earth piled on top. Students really engaged with the session, showing great problem solving skills and working as a team to overcome challenges when building their models.