As well as sparking excitement in STEMM, we want to encourage young scientists to look at the STEMM industry as a future career prospect. Therefore, we created a Work Experience programme. From visits to the Science Museum in London, to Aerospace in Bristol we love inspiring young scientists by showing them STEMM in action.
Visiting the Science Museum in London
We sent 6 budding scientists to Wonderlab at the Science Museum to check it out and present their thoughts on any improvements that could be made for disabled visitors. They met Susan Raikes, Director of Learning and came up with brilliant suggestions such as braille on exhibits, warnings before loud noises, video tours you can see before you visit and a quiet zone. They had great fun trying out orbits in the space zone, playing with the gravity well, chemistry fun at the bubble bar and zooming down friction slides in the forces zone. They topped off the visit by eating space ice-cream!
Post-16 students’ trip to Aerospace Bristol
We visited Aerospace Bristol with a group of 20 post-16 students from New Fosseway Special School. Having had great fun exploring the exhibits, met the Education team, including Graham, a retired engineer who’d worked on Concorde! We had chance to ask lots of questions about their jobs and gave our suggestions for improvements to make Aerospace even better and accessible to all. Ideas included more tactile elements, brighter lighting on stairs and props/costumes to help us imagine what it’d be like to be an astronaut or pilot!
We will be visiting a Veterinary Practice with a group of students in Gloucestershire! We can’t wait to have a look around, see some equipment and ask the team questions. Keep an eye on our News page to find out more!