Go4SET STEM project launched

Last week, The Bicester School team of 2018 visited the University of Westminster to launch the Go4SET project.

The 10 week project aims to encourage and inspire pupils to take up careers within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by linking education and industry in real life situations, using hands on learning and skills development.

On completion of the project, students will graduate as Bronze Level Industrial Cadets; an industry led accreditation for workplace experiences, designed to create a skilled and motivated workforce.

This project is focused on the ‘Business of Recycling’, asking the group of Year 8 students to investigate how materials are used and disposed of within a school and identify ways to reduce waste, the impact on the environment and save or even make money for the school. The student will pull together a report, make a model of their final design, produce a display stand and present this to a panel, as part of a visit to Milton Keynes Materials Recovery Facility and Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility, before attending the Award Ceremony at the RAF Museum in London on the 5 of July 2018.

The students will be working alongside mentor Jessica Baker-Pike, Viridor’s Education and Visitor Centre Officer, throughout the project, helping them to develop local industry links for further engagement in the future.

We wish them all the best in this exciting project.

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