STEM is an important part of our everyday lives. As part of our careers week, we had two inspirational structural engineers come in and talk about their jobs (Zainab Adigun and Shahrukh Husain). They even planned a fun activity for us to experience and practice some of the skills that they use on a daily basis. In this activity, we were asked to design and build the tallest, self-supporting structure that we could out of spaghetti and marshmallows. We had lots of fun!
We learnt so much about what we could do when we grow up this week. We had an architect come in to speak to us about her career and what her job was like. She even showed us some of her designs. A doctor spoke to us about her job and answered all the questions that we had; she even showed us what babies look like and how they develop. Not only that, a film producer came in and spoke about his job. He showed us a project that he worked on and how he designed the locations for where they flimed parts of the movie (The film was one of the James Bond Movies). We have a lot of careers to choose from when we grow up; it was an eye opening and interesting week. Bring on the future!
We relished our trip to PGL! Facing our fears, building deeper friendships and experiencing new things was one of the highlights of our final year at St Mary's.