Our high calibre students come from high calibre primary schools; with this in mind we offer extensive support for staff and students in the lower Key Stages with regards to advances in engineering. CVHS staff visit and teach in primary schools to allow year 5 & 6 students the chance to familiarise themselves with the software and hardware they will be using in CVHS.
Girls in Engineering 2012
Each year at Chelmer Valley High School we invite all of our feeder primaries to send their Year 5 girls to take part in an engineering event. They are organised into groups and have the chance to work with girls from the other schools. Rotating on each activity they are all able to experience Engineering through Science, Maths & Technology.
In June, the pupils from Newlands Spring, Gt Waltham, Lt Waltham, St Pius X, Ford End, Melbourne Park, Great Leighs and Boreham enjoyed a range of activities. They made rockets from plastic bottles and launched them across the room with the expert hand of Mr Hannan, became forensic Scientists investigating a murder scene with Mrs Luxon, built bridges from straws and card strong enough to take the weight of a toy bus with Mrs Cush and designed houses on computers with Mrs Anderson.
They whole day ran smoothly with the fantastic help from our Year 8 girls who were group leaders for the day. They were:Tara Dalby, Cerys Moston, Alex Lashmar, Emma Waters, Lauren Radley, Rachel Murray, Coutney Harvey, Joanna Hodgson, Selin Tursucu, Aderonke Oriyomi, Terri Cotton, Holly Harding, Kaylee Mullin, Alicia Chard, Felicity Elvin, Maddie Jackson, Kellie Morant, Charlotte Johnson and Alicia Brown.
“The Year 5 girls rose to the challenges and thoroughly enjoyed their experiences. ‘Girls in Engineering’ addresses the stereotype and shows that Engineering is all about working as a team to find creative solutions to problems.” Suzanne Mycock, Director of Engineering at CVHS
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