15 Mar 2018

Go4SET Launch Day!

33 of our U4 students attended the annual launch of the Go4SET projects for 2018 at the University of Nottingham.  Go4SET projects are environmentally themed engineering projects that are administered by EDT (Engineering Development Trust).  They are aimed at getting students to use their creativity, scientific and technological knowledge to solve real engineering problems with an aim to reducing the annual shortfall in the number of engineers in the UK.

Our five teams initially set to work on a team building exercise which was to make a model of a giraffe using only paper, sticky tape and drinks cups!  It was interesting to see the different approaches adopted by the teams which showed them that there are multiple ways to solve engineering problems.  Our teams then met the mentors with whom they will work for the 10 week project.  This year we are supported by Bombardier, Network Rail and Rolls Royce, with our own DHS alumni member Isabelle Yee from the latter mentoring one of teams.  With the choice of project made, the groups started to decide on roles within their groups.

They will work for the next 10 weeks on the project, producing a report, presentation and model of their engineering solution. These will be exhibited at the regional Big Bang Fair at the Roundhouse on Thursday June 28th.

As always, our students were a credit to the school in all ways; the organisers commented on their impeccable behaviour throughout the day and positive attitude towards the tasks.  Well done!

Further information about how Derby High delivers STEM subjects can be found by clicking here!

15th March 2018