Plockton Pupils enjoy participating in a STEM Problem Solving Event

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) events are always highly useful for encouraging high school students to pick STEM  subjects at school which may lead on to a STEM related career path.

Bridge Building Exercise

Plockton High School students enjoyed participating in a bridge building event in response to the Stromeferry Bypass question (A890). Working in partnership with World of Work Ambassadors (Qinetiq, Marine Harvest, SSE, Tornapress Furniture, Skills Development Scotland, STEM Ambassadors & HSE) 45, S2 students developed and planned a unique bridge design after visiting the site by boat. Receiving guidance from their World of Work ambassador, their bridge design was tested and measured against the specifications.

Lessons Learned

Through this STEM related activity, pupils developed key employability skills such as problem solving, team working, communication, leadership and planning. It also allowed them to meet, work with, and listen to other people’s individual learning and employment histories, which is excellent as being exposed to new role models opens new doors on what is possible to achieve.

For more information regarding how to get involved with DYW West Highland, contact the team on: info@dywwesthighland.org / 01397 705 765 / Facebook / Twitter or call in and see us in the office at 15 High Street, Fort William, PH33 6DH