School students from across the UK found out more about study and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) with a series of taster workshops and talks at Harrow College.
At the event led by the charitable trust the Engineering Development Trust (EDT), around 30 Year 9 and 10 students took part in a range of events on February 19 including:
● Making an electronic circuit (provided by Harrow College Science)
● Computer programming(ICT)
● Photo/video editing (Media)
● Careers talk
● Speed networking
● STEM options after Year 11
The students also found out more about opportunities with Industrial Cadets, an industry-led accreditation which enables employers to run accredited experiences for young people aged 9-21, helping them to develop skills, gain an insight into industry.
Michael Worgs, Head of School for Science, IT and Media. said:
“This was a fantastic way for young people from all over the area and beyond to see how many opportunities there are on offer in the fields of Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering. It was a really valuable chance for school students to see Harrow College from the inside, use our great facilities, and find out more about the many routes from college into both university and really rewarding and worthwhile careers.”
The day at Harrow College was part of EDT’s programme for UK school students in which participants spend three days in their half term at a college, a university and an employer. EDT delivers over 40,000 STEM experiences each year for young people aged 9 -21 across the UK, to support them to enhance their technical, personal and employability skills through industry-led projects, industrial placements and specialised taster courses.
The schools taking part included Notting Hill and Ealing High School, Francis Holland School, Sacred Heart High School, Tiffin School, Haydon School, South Hampstead High School, Leicester Grammar School, North London Collegiate School, Fortismere School, Wren Academy, Queen Elizabeth's Boys School and Chestnut Grove School.