Our Year 7 and 8 pupils explored career opportunities within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) during a Energy Quest Day. Tomorrow’s Engineers Energy Quest is a free schools programme that encourages young people (aged 11-14) to find out all about sustainable energy and learn about associated engineering careers.
In each session the children first reviewed their knowledge of the engineering sector, identifying key roles and core skills required to become the engineers that we need for the future. They investigated the role of renewable energy in their energy mix going forward and looked at a range of ideas that could be used to power our school in 30 years time.
Finally the pupils used their design engineering skills to come up with an electric car that was able to travel as close to 4m as possible.
By the end, pupils had increased their knowledge and awareness of the need for engineering in their life and indeed a fair number where able to see engineering as a viable career path!

By the end, pupils had increased their knowledge and awareness of the need for engineering in their life and indeed a fair number where able to see engineering as a viable career path!