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STEM Event by Ahead Partnership and Mott MacDonald

posted Mar 25, 2019, 4:45 AM by J Grant   [ updated Mar 25, 2019, 4:57 AM ]
Last Monday, we had the opportunity to bring in an external team from Mott MacDonald, a global engineering company, in association with Ahead Partnership.

They came in to work with our Year 8 students setting them an infrastructure and sustainability challenge. This STEM event was focused around careers within the civil engineering industry.

It was a really fantastic event with feedback showing students loved the opportunity to work in teams on the challenge, drawing on the maps, planning the routes, and questioning the employees.

A few quotes pulled out from the students on what they liked about the event:
  • “Learning about metro’s and technology” 
  • “That we got to see how things are planned out” 
  • “I liked how we got a brief, and information about what they do. It was very interesting and fun” 
  • “I got to learn about the way they work to make tram stations and tracks.” 
Many of the students present, raised their hands to say they were drawn to a career role they’d learnt about during the day. 

On a final note, the visitors were super impressed with the organisation of the event and our students, and have already been in touch regarding another similar event for our Year 9 girls to inspire them into STEM careers.