Students from seven high schools from around Harrow College’s local area took part in another successful STEM (Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering) day.
Around 120 visitors took part in a robotics and engineering competition with the robotics winners going through to the national championships of MCS Projects Robotics competition. There were also medical diagnostics activities for learners interested in finding out more about medical careers, and for those considering studies in Forensic Science, a chance to use eFit (Electronic Facial Identification Technique) software for producing facial composites of wanted criminals. Winners received their prizes from special guest the Mayor of Harrow Councillor Nitin Parekh.
Michael Worgs, Head of School (Science, ICT and Media) at Harrow College, said: “Harrow College has run a number of successful STEM days and our most recent gave the visiting high school students another great opportunity to get a taste of life in further education. We’d like to say a big thank you to both the Mayor of Harrow Councillor Nitin Parekh for making it such a special day and to MCS Projects for their support.”
The event gave the students a chance to find out more about STEM careers as well as routes into them via further education including pathways to university.
The event on June 28 in the college’s Harrow-on-the-Hill campus Enterprise Centre was co-ordinated by MCS Projects LTD which supports Science and Technology Challenge Days for high school students.
The schools which took part were:
● East Barnet School
● Mill Hill County High
● Park High School
● Pinner High School
● St James
● St Mary's and St John's
● Whitefriars School