St Illtyd’s SMART STEM Day!

28 Year 9 pupils recently took part in a STEM Day at our school. The day was funded and facilitated by the Smallpeice Trust. The idea behind the day was to raise awareness of science, technology, engineering and maths and how these subjects can be applied to the real world.

Pupils were divided into teams and took part in a Smart Build project to build a water filtration unit complete with working water pump and moisture detector. Our pupils rose to the challenge with each pupil getting involved and engaged with the project.

The day concluded with team presentations in which all units were tested and pupils were able to present back on how the day had gone. The day was a great success with all pupils involved in providing positive feedback. In addition, all participants felt that they had learned new skills and had a better understanding of the world of engineering.

Following on from the STEM Day, four of our pupils have been invited onto the Smallpeice Trust engineering residential taking place at Cardiff University in July.

Our sincere thanks go to the Smallpeice Trust and their Education Officer Ashley Rowley for leading the day.

Mrs L May, Community Focused Schools Coordinator