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Year 9 HS2 STEM Day

President Kennedy School were one of 60 lucky schools in the country to have ‘The Small Piece Trust’ in to deliver a challenging and engaging STEM day to 60 year 9 students.

The day was centred around the new HS2 infrastructure build and the problems that engineers face when designing and constructing the railway network.

Students were faced with two main problems, the design of a suitable chair and its accompanying technology and how the station platform would work with both lifts and moving walkways. Students used team work skills, innovative thinking and used maths and science to solve the problems. They had an opportunity to discuss engineering as a career and the career options they have available to them to go in to similar fields. 
                                                                                                                                   
Despite the challenging nature of the tasks students worked fantastically and came up with some very interesting solutions to the problems.

        

President Kennedy School were one of 60 lucky schools in the country to have ‘The Small Piece Trust’ in to deliver a challenging and engaging STEM day to 60 year 9 students.

The day was centred around the new HS2 infrastructure build and the problems that engineers face when designing and constructing the railway network.

Students were faced with two main problems, the design of a suitable chair and its accompanying technology and how the station platform would work with both lifts and moving walkways. Students used team work skills, innovative thinking and used maths and science to solve the problems. They had an opportunity to discuss engineering as a career and the career options they have available to them to go in to similar fields. 
                                                                                                                                   
Despite the challenging nature of the tasks students worked fantastically and came up with some very interesting solutions to the problems.