The Maths department at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe got stuck into Science and Engineering Week when they encouraged pupils to take part in a number of scientific and engineering challenges.
The spotlight was on how science, technology, engineering and maths relate to our everyday lives. The pupils took part in a number of activities which explored the theme “Our World in Motion”.
The aim of the sessions was to inspire the next generation of scientists with fun and participative activities. The pupils worked in groups to carry out a series of tasks focusing on solving mathematical, scientific and engineering problems through practical investigation.
“The activities were great fun and very popular with the pupils,” explained Miss Stephanie Smith, a Maths teacher from Saint Paul’s. “These sessions helped the youngsters see how Science, Engineering and Maths are applied in real life.”
Miss Smith added: “It was a very fulfilling and inspiring day with huge opportunities for acquiring lifelong skills. Not only did the pupils experience some hands-on scientific fun but they were also able to develop team building and communication skills.”
“Involvement in projects such as this is a great way for us to encourage our pupils to engage with others and enjoy maths, technology and engineering,” commented Mr Wiktor Daron, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s. “It was fantastic to see the pupils working together on their challenge activities. Team work, cooperation and communication were key requirements for successful completion of the tasks.”