The Perse School

Engineering Festival at Duxford

13 Jan 2012

A small group of pupils in Years 10 to 13 recently attended an Engineering Festival at Duxford Imperial War Museum organised by STEM Team East.  STEM works with schools to actively promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. 

The festival had exhibits and talks, as well as opportunities for students to ‘be an engineer’. Pupils were able to take part in creative, problem solving activities which were challenging but enjoyable. All the activities were led by engineers to show the enthusiasm that engineers have for their careers!

Student engineering workshops, short talks and discussion based activities were provided by STEM Team East, makespace and the Imperial War Museum and by external providers including ARM, STRobotics, Jeremy King Engineering for Schools, The Home Office, A1 Technologies, BAE Systems, ArtVPS, Metal Craft, Acoustical Control Engineers, iptwentyone, Marshall Aerospace, Hills Road Sixth Form College, University of London and the Cambridge Science Centre.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and gained some awareness and exposure to some of the different technology industries right on our doorstep.


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