As part of British Science week 2022, a selected group of year 8 students were chosen to take part in an inspire Engineering trip to London Transport museum Acton Depot.
At the start of the day all students were registered and given a allocated group with the support of Mr. Job and Mr. Stein.
Our journey to our destination took less than an hour leaving Kilburn Park station and arriving safely at Acton Town. When we arrived we were given a brief introduction and plan for the day as well as health and safety regulations on site.
The students were excited for what lay ahead. We were taken to our base, where the helpful and knowledgeable staff spoke to students about applications of Engineering in society and why there is significant demand of Engineers in society in future.
We were taken inside of the deport and students were put into groups of 5/6. The first task involved each student having a particular role to play to design and plan a sustainable city taking account of its residence and the financial cost of building the project.
All groups demonstrated excellent communication and team building skills. There was one overall winner voted by all teachers and staff. The winning group included Shane O’Sullivan-Morley, Cedric Nieveras, Leon Junio, Oraine Coleman-Daley and Annie McCormac.
After lunch, students were able to brainstorm questions that they would like to ask the Stem Ambassadors. Lots of excellent questioning skills were demonstrated by students including why they chose Engineering, pros and cons of the career and applications of Engineering in future. The day was a success overall conclude by a tour of the depot, which included electrical buses, double decker red classic bus and signaling devices for trains.
A big thank you to all school staff that made this happen from Kitchen staff, first Aid team, Mr. Stein, Mr. Job all year 8 Science teachers, year 8 tutors and a special thanks to Miss Osewele our key stage 3 coordinator for working endlessly to make British Science week 22 a success.