Year 12 students proudly represented Jesmond Park Academy at the Centre for Life event a few weeks ago, working with several employers and universities to host 2 days of STEMtastic workshops for over 120 students from local Primary schools.
STEMtastic is a day for Year 6 pupils (aged 10-11) to allow them to experience a range of activities based around different areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Our students engaged with professionals from the Centre for Life as well as other STEM professionals from Sir Robert McAlphine, BAM Construct UK, Northumbria Police and Sunderland University. Jenny Search Head of Schools and Community Engagement at the Centre for Life was particularly pleased with the day commenting:
“We had a fantastic time delivering STEM workshops that were hands-on, engaging and relevant to pupils’ lives. We were delighted to see pupils excited and inspired by the wealth of STEM careers available in the North East, including medicine, virtual reality and cyber security. ”
The opportunity came after a core group of year 12 students have been visiting the Centre for Life every Tuesday evening, to help assist in the after school STEM clubs run for many of the local primary schools. We have been working with the Centre for Life for a number of years now and the students always enjoy the experience of being behind the scenes and helping with the younger students.