Preston College

Preston’s College Supports Faraday Challenge

News - Tuesday, 5th May, 2015

Students and Penwortham Priory plan their ideasPreston’s College STEM Ambassadors visited local high school, Penwortham Priory Academy, to help at its popular Faraday Challenge Day.

Delivered across 45 schools nationwide, the event gives year 8 learners the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems.

On the day, pupils were split into six teams of six students and tasked with providing coded communications from one town to another after all communication methods had been cut-off due to extreme weather.

Two Preston’s College STEM learners, Amin Bux and Abdul Erahim, helped learners complete the task while Media, Photography and Catering students also provided their services.

Becky Kay, work based assessor at Preston’s College, who helped judge the students’ work said: “It was great to see young people working on a STEM project that allows them to put their skills and knowledge from the classroom into practice.

“Preston’s College firmly believe that all students, no matter what they are studying, should benefit from understanding how STEM skills could impact on their studies.

“Current students are already enjoying the benefits of being assessed through working with others, crafting, developing and creating as opposed to traditional written assignments.”

“Two Preston’s College students supported the year 8 learners throughout the day and hopefully gave them an incentive to choose a STEM subject when they progress onto further education.”

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