Pupils explore a variety of different practical activities through their Engineering sessions in their new, state-of-the-art ‘Engine Room’. This offers a flexible, practical space for pupils to work collaboratively, to problem-solve, to learn through trial and error and work creatively to solve real-world, practical problems using their knowledge of science, technology and mathematics.
Using engineering skills to design and construct, pupils work on projects from truss bridges to model electric cars equipped with the theory obtained through the teaching and learning in the various STEM-based subjects.
We are very much aware of how the modern world is quickly evolving, particularly with regards to technology and the role this plays in the work place. Through our STEM provision we aim for our pupils to be as prepared as possible for this ongoing development by encouraging them to identify the link between theory and practical activities. Engineering sessions provide the ideal environment for this to happen.
The Engineering curriculum aims to create an interest and enthusiasm for designing and making amongst pupils of all abilities, as they develop an understanding of the ways in which people from the past and present have used design to meet their needs. Throughout their time in Engineering lessons, pupils develop a curiosity and interest in the man-made world and through the safe use of tools create their own work that is then evaluated in relation to the project brief.