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A royal visitor was a surprise addition when STEM students attended a special engineering day at Babcock International.


Mr Barenskie, the College's STEM leader, wrote this account of the visit in October:

"Nineteen of our STEM students were fitted from head to toe in personal protective equipment as the visit was being conducted aboard a warship.

This in itself was an experience – one student, Thomas, commented on the sheer size of the craft and how he couldn’t believe how many people could fit on board.

The students were involved in 10 challenges throughout the
day from making fan-powered boats to submarines. The key aims were for all students to develop functional engineering skills, while the engineering apparatus was daunting all students were involved and really enjoyed the experience, and came away with memories they won't soon forget.

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The second aim was for our students to engage with STEM professionals from a range of backgrounds, one Year 10 student was impressed by how many careers were opened up if you achieve a Science GCSE.

During the afternoon we were delighted when Princess
Anne joined the day and met several students from the schools taking part and we were also lucky enough to be filmed by BBC Spotlight.

We will be using the experience
and skills gained by students to help our Key Stage 3 STEM club members.
Our older students are now capable
enough to take a mentoring role which will see them earning their Silver Crest award.  "

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Stoke Damerel News Archive: Academic Year 2015/16