On Wednesday 4th October, Mr Bunn and 14 Year 8 students visited the ‘Bring It On’ event at The Stadium of Light. This is an event where STEM companies showcase the amazing opportunities that they have for young people that will be looking for a career in the next ten years.
Companies such as Komatsu, Liebherr, Reflections, Proctor and Gamble and many more sent representatives to showcase the amazing things that are happening in the North East. We are a growing hotbed of STEM industry and our students really made the most of the chance to speak to these multinational companies.
Students got the opportunity to have a go at many of the skills that are needed in some of these careers. These included welding, programming a driverless car, making suggestions for the future of banking, virtual reality problem solving and many other opportunities that teenagers in other areas simply won’t be able to access.
The employers were really impressed by the quality of the questions that were asked and said they would be happy to have our students visit them any time.