Year 8 students from St Benedict’s School have recently taken part in some hands on practical learning, courtesy of Tomorrow’s Engineers Energy Quest programme.
Tomorrow’s Engineers Energy Quest is a free schools programme that encourages young people to find out all about sustainable energy and learn about associated engineering careers.
Time spent with young people opens their world to the energy crisis and the problems that are associated with current energy consumption and gives opportunities for participants to consider solutions.
The first part is the Energiser Workshop, an interactive STEM workshop which is packed with hands-on activities, careers information and stories from real engineers working in energy.
Students received their own workbook to capture learning as they explore concepts of energy generation, sustainability and technologies.
One of the students said:
“I enjoyed learning something new about energy, and getting to build our own cars and race them.”
Each workshop is an opportunity to explore concepts in physics, design & technology and engineering and is supported with all the kit required by Tomorrow’s Engineers.
Paige Griffin, from Tomorrow’s Engineers team, led the activities and commented:
“I feel that the Energy Quest session allowed the students to broaden their existing knowledge and experiences, not just in the world of STEM and engineering, but also in team work and communication as well.”
Mrs Kelso, Assistant Headteacher at St Benedict’s commented:
“I was delighted to see all of our students happy and engaged with the Energy Quest workshop. They developed their planning skills, their resilience and their team working skills, whilst applying their STEM subject knowledge and finding out about careers.”