Thursday 21 March – Year 8 & 9 Go4SET STEM Challenge 2019 – Launch day at Blackburn College

Year 8 and 9 pupils attended a STEM programme in association with the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) at Blackburn College. The EDT is an education charity that has been established for over 30 years; their aim is to excite and inspire students about the STEM industry.

Maryam Isap, Aaliyah Patel, Madihah Polli, Zubash Umar, Fatima Hamid and Fatima Batool Shah have been selected to take part in the STEM project. The project will be a 10 week, environmentally-themed STEM scheme for Year 8/9 students from across the North West. During the project, pupils will be mentored by a professional from the STEM industry and develop essential skills such as teamwork, project management, report writing and pitching.

The girls will work towards completion of the School project within STEM Club time and the finished piece of work will be presented at a Celebration/Graduation Day, where a panel of industry professionals will assess the projects from each school. This is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 10th July at Blackburn College.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the girls to get involved with an exciting science initiative, allowing them to apply their learning to a new challenge, outside of the classroom. In addition, it will help them to develop better communication and team building skills.

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