Ely College pupils given insight into careers in technology and science at STEM day
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Ely College has boosted career opportunities for its pupils by teaming up with the Engineering Development Trust and hosting a STEM day.
Year 7 pupils were given an insight into science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers by completing a series of tasks and challenges put on by the college and the EDT.
They involved pupils making their own wind turbine models and learning about the advantages of wind energy.
Sam Craven, science curriculum leader, said: “Ely College is committed to ensuring that our students are prepared for the world of work, that they understand the careers that can be available for them and, particularly in the case of STEM careers, the skills and qualification they will need.
“We work with organisations like the EDT and The Smallpeice Trust to connect with local 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.”
Michelle James, education officer for the EDT, said: “The behaviour of Ely College students has been excellent. They all got involved in the project and asked challenging questions about energy sources for the future. We are delighted to be working with Ely College in providing their students with the opportunity to participate in activities that will raise their awareness of STEM careers in local industry.
“It’s important for young people to be aware of the future opportunities available to them whilst they are still in education, so that they can make informed decisions about their study options.”