On Friday 15th February, a group of Year 9 students attended a STEM workshop, run by Tomorrow’s Engineers. It was an interactive session, we have run for the last 3 years. Students get to explore what engineering might look like and the potential careers involved. They then were able to look at different energy sources such as wind, solar and biomass. The thought about what was involved and which were best for where we lived.
The students then moved onto the practical part of the session, where they were testing a battery powered car. The students were challenged to get their car to travel distance of 5m. This involved running the car at different voltages to see which worked best. The students did well to test the
different values and work out whether or not they needed to make the value bigger or smaller to reach the 5m goal.
During the session, we also had a discussion from Guy Dimmock, who works as an engineer in the Royal Navy. He told us a bit about what he does and how he became an engineer. We are hoping to see Guy back in a few weeks’ time to speak to all of Year 9.