Two teams of Year 8 students are currently working on their final preparations for their Go4Set challenge.
Go4Set is a 10-week STEM project, and the two teams from St Benedict’s have been working with mentors from Low Level Waste Repository Ltd (LLWR).
The ten weeks includes a project launch event, a company visit and culminates in a Celebration and Assessment Day.
The students have been working on Eco friendly projects (a hotel, and a sports centre) and they will go on to present this at the Celebration and Assessment Day on 4th July at Teesside University in Middlesbrough.
The students will achieve their Industrial Cadet Bronze Award for the project. Industrial Cadets is a national standard for workplace experiences, inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales, to ensure that young people develop skills by taking part in these accredited experiences.
Mrs Kelso, Assistant Headteacher and Subject Leader for Science said:
“I am extremely proud of the students who have been working on this challenge. They have shown exceptional talent, knowledge and skills and have made the most of their industrial mentors.”
“Mr James has been unstinting in giving his time to this project. I look forward to hearing how they do at their CAD day.”
Research has shown that the exposure of younger age groups to STEM related employers encourages more students to choose post-16 courses in these subject areas, and eventually leads to the study of STEM degrees at university.
Key benefits for Young People & Educators:
- Students can understand STEM application in a real-world setting
- Creates an opportunity to influence subject and career choice
- Students develop employability skills to help with future study and employment potential
- Links are developed with local industry for further engagement and learning potentialWe wish them all the best for their CAD on 4th July!