Year 5 enjoy an engineering workshop with the Royal Academy of Engineering and Fulbourn Primary School
Following on from the success of last year's workshops with the Royal Academy of Engineering and girls from Fulbourn Primary School, our Year 5 girls enjoyed a morning of activities which aimed to teach the children about manufacturing. They learnt about the world of engineering in an interactive way, by making and flying paper planes.
Louise Bamber, a Year 5 and 6 teacher at Fulbourn Primary, said: “It’s really beneficial for the children to come to a different environment and work with the children here. It’s been great for the girls to work together, pitching in their ideas and getting competitive; working in a single-sex environment is really good for their confidence, and it’s been fantastic to get the girls engaged in STEM”.
Ms Stuart, a Year 5 teacher at St Mary’s added: “It’s exciting for the girls to work collaboratively with students from another school, and to be engaged in the design process with experts from the field.”
Dr. Susannah Evans, a Phd student in Engineering, said: “We hope to inspire more girls to do science and engineering. We think it’s really important to work with primary age children because we want to encourage an interest in STEM from a young age.”