Go4SET Environmental Engineering project

Over the past 6 – 7 weeks a team of six year 8 students have being working on the STEM Go4SET project, which has given them a great insight into engineering careers.

Go4SET was an Environmental Engineering project, in collaboration with The Engineering Development Trust, whereby our student team designed an innovative solution to a real industrial problem – designing a proposal for an Eco-friendly Hotel. Students benefited from the knowledge and experience of a mentor from Arup https://www.arup.com, a Worldwide Engineering Firm behind some of the most ambitious structures including the sustainable London Olympic Aquatic Building.

Throughout the project students have worked extremely hard and produced a full written report, a visual display, a verbal presentation and a physical model representation of their hotel design. Consequently, they have developed and benefited from a wide range of key skills including independent learning, team communication, scientific report writing and design technology. 

On Wednesday 4th July, at Tee-side University, students showcased their work to a panel of Assessors from Industry and the event ended with a nail biting awards ceremony as we awaited the announcement of which school had won ‘Best Overall’ project. Apparently there were a few heated debates in the board room, as assessors were struggling to tease apart two projects from a total of nine – ours and St Benedict’s RC. Unfortunately it did not go in our favour and we were awarded the runner up prize  with ‘High Commendation’ status, which of course is still a fabulous achievement! 

All participating students graduated as Bronze Industrial Cadets and were awarded certificates and pin badges.

Many congratulations to Ella J, Charlotte I, Jessica S, Heather N, Sam G and Jamie H!

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