STEM Schemes

Posted: 22nd January 2021

Teams of Mount Kelly pupils participate in the EDT Industrial Cadets Bronze Award, the BSA Silver Crest Award scheme and the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge.

EDT Industrial Cadets Bronze Award and BSA Silver Crest Award scheme

Two teams of six Year 9 pupils attended the virtual launch of this year’s Engineering Development Trust (EDT) Industrial Cadets Bronze Award and the British Science Association (BSA) Silver Crest Award scheme. Pupils who successfully complete the award schemes will graduate as Bronze Industrial Cadets, an industry-led scheme inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales, and designed to address skill shortages in industry. They will gain industry exposure and access to the Industrial Cadets network including careers information and opportunities, and will work alongside six experienced engineers from Schneider Electric, who will act as mentors to the teams in their forthcoming project work.

BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

A team of Year 7 and 8 pupils started the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge this week, immersing themselves in the topic of Biodiversity. Young people from across the UK have been tasked with designing a home for nature, using natural and technical solutions to improve biodiversity in their community. Teams with the most creative and innovative design will win £3,000 to bring their nature home to life, with runners up receiving £1,000 each. This year’s competition was introduced by Michaela Strachan, wildlife presenter on Spring Watch, followed by a presentation by Sir David Attenborough. In the first lesson, pupils discussed the topics of biodiversity, environment, smart technology and genetic engineering, and they now have five weeks to complete their design.

Categories: Academic