St Joseph’s school, Launceston, is fully committed to supporting pupils of all abilities and interests, including stretching the most able across the curriculum. To put this commitment into action, as part of our Able, Gifted and Talented programme within the Mathematics department a group of Year 8 pupils are spending the day at Plymouth University testing their mathematical skills to the maximum.
The boys and girls were attending the IET Faraday Challenge Days, and exciting and challenging series of cross-curricular activity days covering Science, Design and Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). These key skills are vital for future careers in a wide range of subjects, and the IET Faraday Challenge Days are fantastic for giving students the opportunity to research, design and make solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems.
The event was set up and run by a team of STEM professionals, and those schools invited certainly made the very most of the opportunities presented to them. As can be seen with the level of engagement and excitement seen here, St Joseph’s engineers and scientists of the future had a fantastic day – and sent their thanks to all involved in making the day such a success.