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Opening Doors For Tomorrow's Engineers

Pupils outside Network Rail

Engineers from Network Rail visited the school as part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, a national initiative to encourage the next generation to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).  They spent the day with sixty Year 8 and 9 pupils taking part in STEM activities and helping them to think about the many career options that are available when their education finishes. 

Pupils had the opportunity to take part in two challenges.  The first was to create a bridge that spans an 80cm gap using paper, card and masking tape.  The second challenge was to create a prototype of a new design of level crossing using Lego.  The team working with Tilly Gerra, one of our visually impaired pupils, undertook the second task blind folded.  Tilly led the task, reading out instructions and allocating different jobs for her group.  Her team were able to appreciate some of the challenges visually impaired pupils face in lessons and it gave Tilly the chance to try out her project management skills. 

Five exceptional students were then chosen to take part in the inter-school finals of a STEM competition held at The Quadrant, Network Rail’s Milton Keynes headquarters.  Mr Ruprai, Science Teacher, who accompanied the St Paul’s team said:  “It was a fascinating day for our pupils who enjoyed spending time with Network Rail staff and with pupils from other MK schools.  Well done to Conor Mcarthur, Aleksander Parkin, Seren Rathbone, Kiana Lazaro and Danilo Pozzuto for representing St Paul’s so well.”

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