On Thursday Westborough High School hosted a Women in STEM event in school for a hundred year 7 and 8 pupils.

On the day, pupils worked in teams on practical activities all day, based around a disaster relief theme. They had a fantastic time creating their own wind turbine out of different materials and building a city for their mini robots as well as colour coding a path for the robot to instruct it to go in different directions. They also learnt about women’s involvement in engineering over the past 100 years and those working in it today.

  • “The most important thing I took away from the event was that there are a lot of options to choose from if you want a career in STEM.”
  • “I enjoyed the robot activity when I was colour coding for the robot to follow my road”, Hameedah.
  • “The most important thing I took away from the event was that you don’t have to be a male to be an engineer and that teamwork is important to get things done”, Lily.
  • “I learnt that girls can do the same things as boys.”
  • “I learnt that engineering isn’t just about cars and getting dirty.”