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Year 7 students from Highcrest Academy attended this one day event on Wednesday 11th March. 
The purpose of this event is to help Year 7 students recognise the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), to identify the value of their transferable skills and the importance of team working.  
During this activity students worked in small teams (up to 4 people) supported by the Learning to Work team. The activity is highly interactive and challenges the students with following instruction, building Lego racing cars and programming them to successfully to compete against their peers on a Lego racetrack. 
Gatsby Benchmarks met on the day: 
Learning from career & labour market information 
Learning to Work shared local job opportunities that were available to the students on a PowerPoint presentation. 
Linking curriculum learning to careers 
This workshop is all about promoting STEM careers and opportunities to the students and, showing them the important of these subjects and how they apply to many different job roles. 
Encounters with employers & employees 
Business engagement is an important factor within Learning to Work events and students are encouraged to fully engage with us on the day. 
Experiences of workplaces 
The students were working in their teams of 4 and this promoted to them a key skill that is needed within the workplace, team work as well as communication and problem solving when coding their robots. 
Business Engagement 
Learning to Work 
Tagged as: Mentoring, STEM
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