Posted: 17 June 2016
TeenTech’s City of Tomorrow project helps young people explore careers in science, technology and engineering, with 70 nine to 11 year olds taking part in the two-day event.
On 7th June students spent the day mind-mapping, developing ideas and constructing their buildings. Leading to an event on 15th June when students arranged their buildings together, working in partnership to develop a cohesive city of tomorrow. The day culminated with an exhibition and prize presentation by TV presenter Maggie Philbin, where awards were given across a range of categories including:
The University’s primary school teacher trainees, school colleagues and secondary subject tutors have been involved throughout the event. Ruth Seabrook, Principal Lecturer Education at Roehampton comments: “The University of Roehampton started life as a teacher training college and education is something we’re truly committed to and therefore supporting this initiative to get more children interested in topics like science and technology is important to drive and be a part of.
“TeenTech is a very creative way to help with the transition into secondary education for Year 6 children; helping to build their confidence and dispel worries they might have. It also helps to build team working skills, all-the-while encouraging them to consider STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] careers in the future.
“From our perspective, it’s been excellent for our trainee teachers; giving them a thorough understanding of how to work in a cross curricular environment while exploring creative teaching options.”
The schools partaking include Tolworth Girls School in Surbiton, St. Cecilia’s in Southfields, Raynes Park High School in Merton and Heathmere Primary School in Roehampton.
Visit the TeenTech City of Tomorrow website for more information.
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