The day focused on engineering and was designed by trained educators from Smallpeice Trust (who hosted the event) to complement the national curriculum in science, technology and math. It was a fun and exciting day that demonstrated how STEM links to the wider world, enhancing students understanding and aptitude for problem-solving, creativity, design and engineering.
The main task was to produce a Mars Rover vehicle that could follow a path around the planet. This involved building and coding a robotics vehicle using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® sets.
Students were given access to industry professionals with many companies sponsoring and attending the event, including PPMA (The Processing & Packaging Machinery Association). Their CEO’s were available to talk to our students and answer their questions.
The students were amazing and really enjoyed the day, which introduced them to the exciting world of STEM and engineering.Mrs Adcroft (STEM Coordinator)