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STEM Plus Masterclass

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Students at a STEMPlus event

Monday 29th October saw over 100 students from partner schools across the district attend Wakefield College for the STEMplus masterclasses once again. Held during October, February and May half terms, more able year 8 and 9 students have the opportunity to participate in a range of challenging activities in STEM and digital industry related areas.

Following a specific pathway or a mix and match option, students have the opportunity to access areas of study beyond their classroom and school and to build on existing knowledge in subjects that interest them.

It also gives young people a first taste of college life and an opportunity to take part in lessons delivered by new teachers and in new surroundings. 

On the day, students learned how to use new music technology to create their own remix – editing, arranging and manipulating the audio, learning about how science and forensics plays a part in determining the cause of death, researching why people are obedient and the links psychology has to the second World War, finding out how biologists use the Gram method to distinguish between different bacteria types and why this is important and how engineers use CAD to design and create electrical circuits.

“It’s been fantastic to see so many learners from our partner schools in the district attending the STEMplus masterclasses. Over 100 learners enjoyed a full day of masterclasses in STEM and digital industries and experienced College life at the same time. We hope they can take what they have learned back to school and hopefully join us again in the future.” Sandra Lockett - School Partnerships Coordinator. 

STEMplus continues in the February and May half terms.

 

 

 

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CONTACT: For more information email info@wakefield.ac.uk, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 7 November, 2018

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