Five Year 9 students have been participating in a STEM project run by EDT – Engineering Development Trust. STEM is an integrated approach to learning that incorporates the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The award they have been working towards is the Industrial Cadets Bronze award, which is a 12 week project. The students have been highly motivated and have worked on their project and attended weekly meetings with an industry mentor throughout lockdown, in addition to their school work. The project they chose to work on was designing a building for climate change. They have done lots of research and are now finalising their design, which they hope to test in school now that we have returned. The students will have to present their submission to a panel of assessors from industry, where they will receive feedback. The culmination will be a virtual award ceremony to congratulate students on graduating as Bronze Industrial Cadets.
The students have worked well as a team and have developed key skills for learning, life and work. They have been supervised through-out by science technicians Wesleigh Dawsmith and Karen Hancock, who would like to praise their enthusiasm and commitment.
We will share their final submission and graduation details in a future newsletter.
The industrial cadets Bronze project is aligned to the National Curriculum and the Gatsby Benchmarks in England. For more information about EDT and the award see: https://www.etrust.org.uk/edt-programmes