As part of our Diverse Workforce for the Future project, we hosted year 5, 6, 7 and 8 school pupils on Tech Tours throughout 2020 covering STE(A)M subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths).
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The tours were in partnership with BJSS, Ultraleap and SETsquared Bristol. They covered activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEM/STEAM). The aim was to inspire young people from years 5 to 8 (ages 9 to 13) in the region into jobs in this area as being accessible to them, and to raise their awareness of the concentration of jobs available in this sector that they might not be aware of.
The tours were free for schools and took place monthly for a class of children – 30 approximately per visit – from January until November 2020 (excluding August and September), including free transport to and from school in the West of England region.
Engine Shed is home to SETsquared Bristol which has over 80 high tech businesses that are growing fast and doing lots of exciting things which may spark ideas for future careers to your pupils.
Each tour included a workshop from one of SETsquared Bristol’s member companies, a coding workshop from BJSS and a visit to Ultraleap where they got to experience VR and applications of haptic touch in gaming and the motor vehicle industry, as well as getting to see inside one of Brunel’s buildings not usually open to the public, the original railway station opened in 1841.
This is part of our Diverse Workforce for The Future programme.