On Tuesday 12th March 2019, students from Year 9 visited Matthew Boulton College for their annual Big Bang event that raises awareness of, and encourages students to consider careers in, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
The day featured many practical workshops, allowing our students to recognise how the science, technology, engineering and mathematics studied in the classroom can lead to a wide variety of career pathways outside of the classroom.
Activities included creating paper cubes to build towers, burning chemicals to test their properties, measuring the amount of bacteria on the users hands after washing their hands, assembling electronics to create sounds, and creating kinetic energy. The activities encouraged our students to use our CORE value of Collaboration to work together in teams to complete the activities.
Our students found the day inspiring, motivating and life-changing. One student said:
“Why haven’t we come to this before! When are we coming again? This event has really made me think about what I want to do next.”
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