Students from Sir Harry Smith Community College in Whittlesey inspire younger pupils

PUBLISHED: 19:44 04 July 2018

Sir Harry Smith students on STEM day.  Constructing glider from design

Sir Harry Smith students on STEM day. Constructing glider from design

Role model students from Whittlesey took part in a special day to share skills with younger pupils.

A group of Sir Harry Smith Community College six formers took part in a STEM (science, engineering, technology and maths) training event.

the day was organised by the Smallpiece Trust, supported by The Arkwright Scholarships Trust, Villiers Park, and sponsored by Arm as part of the 2020 STEM Scholarship programme.

It was designed to equip the students with the necessary skills to deliver STEM workshops to students aged 10 -11 in local schools.

Emma Culey, from the Smallpeice Trust, said: “It was great to be able to share my knowledge and experience of STEM with the Sir Harry Smith Community College students, and allow them to develop their own skills in learning to deliver their own STEM days and enthuse the younger generation.”

The Year 12 students enjoyed a free STEM day at their school a few years ago which had such a positive effect on the group, that they volunteered their time to train so they too could inspire younger students.

The students learnt how to design and build lightweight aircrafts that can fly steadily.

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