As part of British Science Week 2015 Paul Marriott from Stomor visited Broom Barnes Community Primary School to inspire the pupils about how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subjects are used in the real world. Pupils learnt about the range of different projects civil engineers get involved with, and how STEM skills are applied.
Following the talk the pupils were set a challenge of designing and constructing a bridge from newspaper and tape, before testing them to destruction. Simulating real life conditions, the pupils worked together to create some innovative solutions within the constraints given to them. They applied the knowledge gained from the talk by Paul and through discussions with the staff.
The feedback from the school was very positive, with them saying that the pupils had had a “brilliant morning”. The teacher said that they thought that the visit had “really helped the pupils to understand the purpose of some of the maths, science and design technology skills that they are learning at the moment”.
23rd July 2015