Our Raising Aspirations programme runs all year to make sure we keep students’ eyes open to what opportunities lie ahead for them as they move towards adulthood. Even so, National Careers Week sees a particular burst of activities and this week saw selected Year 8 students get the opportunity to participate in an exciting educational STEM session entitled “Energy Quest” within school.

The session involved an introductory activity on ‘What is Engineering ?’  This was followed by an activity on ‘Energy Mix’, where students worked in groups to explore the pros and cons of different forms of energy. Finally, the workshop ended with the ‘Electric Car Challenge’. The students experimented with building and charging mini electric cars to different voltages and tested how far they travelled!  The students worked really hard all agreed the workshop was both fun and informative.

Carrie Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: “This year has seen us building on our strong Raising Aspirations programme by working our way down into Year 7 and Year 8 and make them aware that today’s lessons decide the pathways of tomorrow. This Year 8 activity was fantastic fun and the students hugely enjoyed taking part.”