The participants included 12-14 year olds from secondary schools including Notre Dame RC Secondary Girls' School, Trinity C of E School, St Marylebone School and Fortismere School. The pupils’ projects focused on different themes such as ‘The Eco Hotel, ‘Create Sport’ and ‘My Technology, My Money’.
The 10-week mentoring project was run the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) in partnership with the University of Westminster which gave participants the opportunity to be mentored by industry professionals and to showcase their projects to an Assessment Panel consisting of representatives from Cory Environmental, Arup and Public Sector People Managers Association (PPMA).
After spending the day presenting their final pieces of work to the assessors, the event concluded with an awards ceremony in which the year eight students of the ‘Awesome Athletes’ group from Fortismere School (cover picture) were declared the overall winners for their sports project: ‘Renovation of Parliament Hill Athletics Track’.
The EDT GO4SET project is supported by a number of companies including Arup, Symmetrys, Weston Williamson, Cory Environmental and Aberdeen Asset Management. By providing a real life STEM based project, Go4SET aims to raise pupil awareness through work related learning within an industrial context, and empower young people to make informed decisions about their future decisions.
The event was supported by the University of Westminster’s Outreach Team who support activities linking local and national schools with the University.