Year 7s show off their STEM skills

The first cohort of year 7 students at an academy focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths education showcased their determination to conquer the difficulties of engineering at a special event organised by ACE member Capita.

At the ‘Structures for Superbrands’ event at the University Academy of Engineering South Bank school students were tasked with the design and construction of iconic, as well as environmentally friendly buildings for London. And they strongly impressed the seasoned judging panel of Capita representatives, as well as ACE’s Chief Operating Officer Anil Iyer. 

 “Conveying the virtues of a career in engineering has always been a challenge in the UK due to the widespread mis-use and lack of understanding of the term amongst not only the general public but by schoolteachers and careers advisers. 

“It is therefore absolutely refreshing that we have, through the University Academy of Engineering, a unique environment where engineering and other STEM subjects form the core of the curriculum, with engineering concepts woven into non-engineering subjects,” Iyer said. “By doing this, I hope that the next generation is able to change the perception of engineering, making it an even more attractive and inclusive career option.”

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