Ely College teams with Anglian Water and RAF Youth Engagement teams to give students insight into industry

PUBLISHED: 12:06 02 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:12 02 February 2018

Students completed the water supply challenge and Lego build time trials by working in small teams to design, build and test their own ideas to solve the issues.   As

Students completed the water supply challenge and Lego build time trials by working in small teams to design, build and test their own ideas to solve the issues. As

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Representatives from Anglian Water and the Royal Air Force (RAF) Youth Engagement Team visited students at Ely College as part of a careers programme.

Anglian Water visited Year 9 students to work through challenges faced when working in the public utilities sector. Students completed the water supply challenge and Lego build time trials by working in small teams to design, build and test their own ideas to solve the issues.

As part of a series of STEM days (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students across all year groups were also visited by the RAF Youth Engagement Team. They built structurally efficient towers, investigated kinetic speed cars, explored the world of robotics and learnt basic coding.

Sam Craven, science curriculum leader, said: “We work with organisations like Anglian Water and the RAF Youth Engagement Team to connect with industry and provide our young people with opportunities that enable them to apply theory into practical experiences, helping them to understand that working hard during education can lead to a rewarding career further down the line.”

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