Preparing students in their future career paths
On Wednesday 27th of June BTG welcomed students from nine of our feeder primary schools to participate in a range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities. The students got to make their own slime, create milk rainbows, design and test rockets as well as carry out real science experiments such as chromatography. The year 7 student helpers from the Bishop Thomas Grant Science club ran the events perfectly without hitch and a good time was had by all. Two STEM ambassadors also supported the event and promoted careers in STEM; one was an ecologist which inspired the final challenge where teams had to create a freestanding bridge so that a fire truck (a 100g weight) could cross a river (an A4 piece of paper). Corpus Christie Primary School were the winners as their bridge could hold three fire trucks! It was a very successful day and according to the feedback forms, it helped inspire young children to think about STEM subjects and careers.