This half term, Class 9 took part in ‘Children Challenging Industry’ with Mrs Mawer and Miss Boyeson (University of York). This STEM programme consisted of three problem-solving science sessions and a site visit to Saltend Chemicals Park. The children were presented with three potential problems (Leaky Pipes; Filter Fun and Cooling Coils), which have hazardous consequences for the chemical park if not swiftly rectified.
In groups, the children were assigned industrial roles such as: Project Manager and Resources Manager to give them the experience of what life would be like if they have a scientific career. Class 9 embraced their roles and using scientific vocabulary and prior knowledge to solve the problems well.
During the site visit, they had the opportunity to present their findings to the managers and engineers at Saltend Chemical park. They discovered they were the first school to be allowed access to the site via minibus-where they asked lots of interesting questions using impeccable manners and respect.
Fantastic, enthusiastic work, Class 9. Well done!