We're looking forward to even more STEM events and opportunities this year.
Are you female and between the ages of 15 and 24, and considering a technical apprenticeship within the manufacturing industry to commence in September 2017? If so, this programme is for you. Click here for more info and to apply.
Experience the day to day challenges encountered by our engineers and technical apprentices in our fascinating world class factories through this exciting and unique opportunity. A limited number of places are available on the scheme which will run during the Easter holiday from Monday 10th April to Thursday 13th April 2017. Those attending will be taken on a tour around two of the three manufacturing sites; Plant Oxford where MINI is built. Plant Hams Hall, where engines are assembled and Plant Swindon, the body and pressings plant. You will spend four days at the heart of our operations, two at the site closest to your home region for in-depth work experience, and two at Plant Oxford. Participants based at the Oxford Plant will be offered an optional tour of Plant Swindon.
On completion of the programme, participants will have gained: - An in-depth awareness of manufacturing and engineering processes - An insight into the range of careers available - including technical roles -
Enhanced interview and job application skills
Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity and apply today! The closing date for applications is the 12th March 2017. The application process: You will need to submit your application online, once your application has been reviewed and you have met our minimum criteria requirements you will be sent three online tests to complete. Please be aware that the Girls Go Technical application process is the same as the one for our apprenticeship programmes. As such, if you are interested in an apprentice opportunity with us you will not need to submit another application.
Qualifications and Experience - 5 GCSE's at grade B or above including English, Maths and Science. (English and Maths at grade 6 or above)
Click here for a link to Pembroke College's residential for girls in Y10/11 interested in continuing in STEM subjects.
Click here for a link to JCC's Forensic Summer School for only £15 in August!
Last year we participated in Tim Peake's rocket seed investigation during STEM club. The Royal Horticultural Society have now revealed the overall results:
"Overall we found that on average, the Earth seeds grew better than the space seeds, but not by much. We think this is most likely caused by the space seeds being slightly affected by radiation while on board the ISS. Despite this, they still grew and that is great news as it means there is still potential to grow food on long-term missions, or even another planet in the future!
We have written a published a very special colourful report called ‘Rocket Science: Our Voyage of Discovery’ which is now available to download free from our website. The report contains the results, theories from pupils, comments from leading scientists, quotes, photos and a very special message from Tim.
To download a copy of the report to print and keep, head here: https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/RocketScience
We would like to thank you all again for being so fantastic and being one of over 8,600 groups to take part in this project. With your help, we have made one small step towards knowing more about growing food in space and one giant leap in inspiring young people all across the UK in science.
We hope to be back in 2018 with another ‘out of this world’ project so watch this ‘space’!"
Big thank you to EDT and well done to 8ZS, 8KJ, 9JS and 9MC who participated in an Energy Quest during a STEM dat at TGGS. Pupils learned about the increased needs for energy in our homes and the issues in providing it going forward. They had the opportunity to design and test their own wind turbines as part of a practical challenge.
Photography club runs on Wednesdays after-school 3.30-4.30pm during the second half of Summer term. There are limited places so see Mr Jackson if you'd like to come along. We will be learning how to take better pictures, using science as a context for some of this work.
We have now completed the rocket seed project! Results have been submitted to the RHS to be analysed with all national results and our rocket plants will be planted outside! (We can't eat the ones from space due to the slightly higher than normal radiation). You can see our results in the pictures! Well done to everyone who participated!
Both sets of seeds for our space seeds project have germinated - this means we have living plants in school which have been into space! Keep watching for more news and updates on our data! Our seeds germinated on day 4.