EDT (Engineering Development Trust) a national education charity is running a STEM Family Challenge event at Ash Hill Academy on Wednesday 10th April from 5.30pm -7.30pm.
Students and family members are invited to take part in a fun and unique event, which has been designed to raise awareness and show families of all abilities, some of the courses and careers available in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. As well as provide families the opportunity to work in teams on an exciting ‘hands on’ activity, where they will have the chance to win an Amazon voucher!
Ash Hill Academy held the first ever STEM Family Challenge in December and it was a great success. We look forward to building upon this event with familiar faces from the first event and new participants, having a lot of fun but also taking away a greater understanding of careers in engineering. The theme of this event will be wind power, which will see teams build and test wind turbines.
The family teams will be made up to include at least one student and one adult (parent/ carer/ family friend/ teacher) – please feel free to bring along as many other family members as you wish (all ages welcome). No prior knowledge of STEM is required!
Quotes from previous events:
‘I found it inspiring and it was also fun’... ‘My daughter could have a career in engineering’... ‘From taking part today we have learnt that STEM is involved in many aspects of our lives and that there are many career options involving STEM.’
If you are interested in taking part in the STEM Family Challenge event, please complete the attached application slip and return to me as soon as possible. Teams will be accepted on a first come-first served basis served up to a maximum of 120 people.
Refreshments will be served from 5.15pm onwards, ready for a prompt start at 5.30pm.
EDT is an independent registered charity delivering over 40,000 STEM experiences each year, for young people age 9 - 21 across the UK www.etrust.org.uk . These programmes are designed to enthuse and motivate young people and encourage them to fulfil their potential. Visit web page for more information www.etrust.org.uk/first-edition/first-editions-stem-family-challenge-events