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Science in Action

Students from 9 secondary schools took part in a day of workshops and STEM challenges with educators and commercial companies to mark Women in Engineering Day. From making model tidal barrage boats to welding with chocolate and generating electricity from fruit, the girls are given a wealth of information about the many science careers available to them in the future.

Aims

The project is part of a national scheme to encourage more girls and women to consider careers in engineering. Around 200 pupils attend the day with those students, and their teachers, returning to their own schools to pass on what they have learned to inspire others.

Resources

The workshops are organised by the school and all facilities, workshops, food and materials are provided free of charge.

Pupil Involvement

The event features pupils from Year 8.

Frequency

Women in Engineering Day is marked nationally once a year.