Year 9 pupils spent the day at KC Stadium last week, discovering how STEM subjects open a whole host of future career options to them.
Teen Tech was created by former ‘Tomorrow’s World’ host Maggie Philbin, with the aim of encouraging young people into careers involving emerging tech, engineering and science.
Pupils were treated to a full day of interactive workshops and sessions with the region’s biggest STEM employers and innovators, including HETA, BBC, Humberside Police, and Airco.
Activities included engineering a wrecking ball to knock down a mini wall and learning how to measure, cut and warp copper piping using specialist equipment.
Alongside organised sessions, schools also took part in a gaming innovation task.
In groups, they were challenged to come up with a brand new game, which could be on any platform, for any age range.
Malet Lambert teams won a number of prizes for their ideas, but were delighted to be picked out for a special award for Best Idea.
Group 3’s “Life of a Turtle” concept caught the judge’s eye for it’s original story and environmental conservation theme.
As a result, pupils will be treated to a gaming design workshop in school next term.