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Titus Salt School get stuck into STEM Day in Bradford

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120 students from Titus Salt School in Bradford got a closer look at how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects can lead to successful and diverse careers with the help of volunteers from Wates, Turner & Townsend, University of Bradford, Let's Get Computing and Yeme Architects.

The Year 10 classes took part in a variety of workshops and scenario tasks including a quantity surveying challenge, the role and value of water, a forensic psychology competition, designing a venue in Bradford and a new computer game.

Faron Convey, our Project Coordinator in the region, said: "The students' eyes were really opened to the diverse range of careers that are possible when studying these subjects and it helped them channel their thinking when it comes to the future.

"As well as developing broader skills such as teamwork and communication, 88% of the students said it helped them think about their future aspirations and the skills and learning they need."

Ellie Keighley, Site Surveyor for Wates Group, said: "It was a fantastic activity to be part of and, for us as a business, particularly wonderful to be able to inspire more young women about careers in construction. Ahead Partnership helped us to design our workshop so that the activities could appeal to the students as well as teach them the practical skills required for a career at Wates. It's been a quality volunteering experience from start to finish and one that I would recommend to any employer in the region."

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