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King Edward's School explore the diversity of STEM with Ahead Partnership

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Over 100 Year 10 students from King Edward's School in Birmingham took part in an interactive STEM Day earlier this month. The day profiled routes into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) careers and local employers delivered a series of mini-challenges focused around coding, engineering, mathematics and bioscience. 

Business volunteers came from the Royal Air Force, the NHS, STEMWorks and the Operational Research Society and workshops included exploring engineering with a giant construction kit, taking a deeper look at physiology by examining the science behind pacemakers, maximising profit with a lego building exercise and the role of STEM in communications by building a communication tower.

Tom Green, Project Manager in the region, said: "With a range of imaginative workshops that link to real life scenarios, the students were able to explore the diverse range of routes and careers STEM qualifications and skills can lead to. These local employers and organisations really brought the world of STEM to life for the students who worked really hard on every task.

"Many of the students said their favourite part was being able to ask the professionals their questions and that they've discovered areas of STEM they'd never considered before."

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