Helenswood students proving they are class act

STUDENTS at Helenswood Academy are proving a class act after being selected to take part in a new government funded project to encouraging girls into the field of engineering.

The school is one of 32 taking part in the new nationwide education project to engage year 10 female pupils into science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects with the aim to encourage them into engineering apprenticeships.

Sixty students recently took part in an induction STEM Day within the school delivered by The Smallpiece Trust. Teams of students were set a creative challenge of building a new-generation loudspeaker to use with a mobile phone or MP3 player.

Once built, each team worked on a name, strapline and logo for their company and developed reasons why their design is the best and what it has to offer the market.

Following the STEM Day, students now have the opportunity to take part in a STEM Club, which will run over 10 consecutive weeks for an hour at a time.

They will work in teams on a project created to enhance their understanding of engineering.

For further information visit: www.girlsengineeringthefuture.org.uk.