Students hands on at event
HUNDREDS of students tried their hand at science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workshops.
The 600 pupils experienced ‘STEM in action’ at the Co-op Academy North Manchester in Blackley as part of the 2018 Year of Engineering.
A range of organisations visited the academy on Victoria Avenue East for the STEM Day, to run the workshops and talk to the youngsters about the importance of STEM in daily life.
With the current shortage of STEM skills in the UK, job vacancies in the four sectors are hard to fill – and this begins with a gap in education.
At the academy workshops were delivered by ENGIE, Bureau Veritas, the Royal Academy of Engineering. Energy Quest, Tech North Advocates and Thales.
Dr Chiwne Njoku, a maths teacher at the academy, said: “With the hundreds of bright futures in our academy, there’s no telling how far they will go in closing the STEM skills shortage gap in the UK.
“I was absolutely delighted to see how our students engaged with our STEM Day workshops and ambassadors, and I look forward to seeing where these experiences will take them.”