The Royal Navy STEM Outreach team recently attended Woodmill High School to help the school to increase awareness of STEM applications within a number of settings, give young people hands-on experience using different kit and consider their applications within a Submarine.
This opportunity came via the Fife STEM Network with the contact details for the Royal Navy STEM outreach. The opportunity was targeted at two groups: the full S3 Physics cohort and the Senior Young STEM Leaders.
The aim is for the Young STEM Leaders to support the Royal Navy with STEM events at Woodmill’s feeder Primary schools. This is a bigger project which will be taking place early next year. The skills learned through planning and executing a big activity like this is invaluable for our Senior Pupils.
Pupils were split into three workstations where they had to work on Pneumatics, Coding and Electronics. The pupils then were given a challenge at the station which they had to complete within a timeframe and they were then issued with different scenarios. Once completed, they had to dismantle the equipment and move onto the next station.
The feedback was overwhelmingly positive – pupils really enjoyed applying their skills to a new situation and engaged well in all the stations. The pupils’ favourite station was coding the Spheros!