Seeking Science

Pupils at Perry Beeches The Academy were given a science lesson with a twist recently. 

On Tuesday 2nd October Year 8 students at the school were visited by STEM Ambassadors as part of a memorbale morning of science. The students were given the challenge, in groups, of building a bridge made out of newspaper that would hold weights.

The 'Paper Bridges' project has been devised by the Institution of Civil Engineers.  The aim of the Paper Project is to widen the knowledge of students and teachers about Civil
Engineering by illustrating the role of Engineers, what they create and how their ideas and expertise shape our world and improve our lives.

As part of the morning, the students were also encouraged to consider the wealth of opportunities available to them in all STEM areas. Speaking about the event, Liam Nolan, executive Head Teacher said:

"Inviting guest speakers into school is an excellent opportunity to gain a valuable insight and knowledge into the different aspects of STEM and fosters an interest and intrigue and attaining aspirations".

For further information on the Paper Bridges project please contact:

Louise Anthony