Some of our Y9 and Y10 pupils had a great day last week putting themselves in the shoes of doctors and engineers!
Students took part in STEM workshops, where they learnt some of the skills needed in these job roles. They had the opportunity to act like a doctor, diagnosing a patient by asking the patient probing questions, investigating symptoms and using specialist equipment to take temperatures, reading of oxygen saturation, and using stethoscopes to listen to their breathing. Other students delved into the world of engineering, using new technology to program lego robots to move in a sequence.
We were lucky enough to have real-life medical students, doctors and engineers come in and chat to the students about their careers and the requirements needed once they’ve left school.
Both sessions involved problem-solving skills, teamwork and students had to be brave and confident in asking questions to discover answers on their own.