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The Mosslands School students put their design, technology, engineering and maths talents to the test
The Mosslands School students put their design, technology, engineering and maths talents to the test in a half-day challenge set by educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust and sponsored by DHL. Working in small groups, this introductory session was designed to enhance students aptitude for problem solving, creativity, design and engineering and was especially geared to complement to the National Curriculum.
The Year 10 pupils worked on a project called, Supercapacitor Powered Vehicle, where they had to design and construct a buggy, powered by a supercapacitor to complete a specified course.
The project not only had time constraints, but also budgetary and aesthetical challenges.
Dylan Cozen, Smallpeice Trust Education Officer said “It was very encouraging to see the students so enthusiastic about the project. Their creative thinking and problem solving skills were put to the test as they tackled the tasks in hand. We hope these students will consider engineering when looking to choose future study options. ”
The school’s Careers Adviser, Mr Brian Taylor said “We were delighted to have this opportunity to work with DHL and Smallpeice Trust. It will encourage our pupils to connect the taught elements of science and technology to what happens in engineering in the real world. By taking part in this STEM day,
The STEM enrichment day was run by the independent educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust as part of an ongoing programme of residential courses designed to help young people learn and develop skills in engineering, design, technology and manufacturing. For further information visit www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk, or telephone The Smallpeice Trust on 01926 333200.