On a bright sunny May morning 15 Year 9 students set off to take part in the TeenTech Event at the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club. This is the third year that the Computing Department at Townley have taken students to participate in the event. Over 200 scientists, engineers and technologists come to this prestigious venue to share a day of challenges and experiments with students from 50 schools across London.
TeenTech events are highly interactive experiences designed to inspire young teenagers and their teachers about careers in the contemporary world of Science, Engineering and Technology. Each TeenTech event gives Y8/ Y9 students and teachers the opportunity to try their hand at experiments, to handle leading edge technology and, most importantly to spend time with the Engineers, Technologists and Scientists influencing their 21st century lives.
TeenTech has support from over 50 Tech and Science organisations who all brought along their amazing range of interactive activities and challenges including: Accenture, Air Products, Atkins, BBC Academy, Barclays, Cummins, Gensler, Google, HPE, Imperial College, JVC Kenwood, Just IT, Kings College London, London Zoo, Laduma, Maplin, NHS, Queen Mary University London, Salesforce, Siemens, Symantec, Sodexo, TFL, Thames Water & Tideway Tunnels, Turing Lab, Young Rail Professionals and University City London.
Our students had the opportunity to meet with leading industry professionals talk about their options to future career paths and have a go at participating in some challenges; such as building a bridge out of logs, innovate with designing a new tech idea and pitch their concept.
They are also given the opportunity to speak to industry professionals who act as Ambassadors and spend the day with them. The Ambassadors are volunteers who have a wealth of experience covering a range of STEM careers. A huge thanks goes to Phillip, retired electronics engineer who was our Ambassador and spent the day with us and who helped engage our students with some of the activities.
Thank you to Mrs Sargeant and Mr Bragg, Computing Department for organizing an enjoyable thought-provoking and successful experience for our students.