Exhilarating Science, Technology and Maths WorkshopsPosted on: 12/05/2017
On Wednesday, 26th April Hatch End High School hosted a Science, Technology and Maths (STEM) workshop for 60 Year 8 & 9 students. The workshop was run by the educational charity, Young Engineers. The focus was to inform students about the need to consider the planet’s future energy provision and develop their awareness of the issues around the topic of sustainability, both with regard to our need for energy and within design in general. The students completed design challenges that provided an opportunity to consider how energy is created with minimal impact upon both existing energy resources as well as the environment.
The first task challenged the students to consider not only the generation of electrical energy, but how structures can be developed to withstand different forces. Each group built a mini wind turbine kit, but had to consider how it would be supported and design a suitable structure using a minimal amount of material.
The students rose to the challenge and the facilitator was impressed by their commitment to participate and challenge each other to succeed. It is an activity that we hope to repeat.
Thank you to the Young Engineers and our Science department for organising an excellent event.