HS2 Careers Winners!

Tue, 07 Jun 2022

On Tuesday 7th June, eight Year 9 students competed against the Sandwell, Madeley and Walsall academies in an exciting engineering challenge.
The aim of the day was to expose students to possible career opportunities related to their STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
A representative from HS2 and educational charity SmallPeice Trust gave students an insight into the thinking behind the HS2 project and exercised many of their careers related skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and communication.

Teams were involved in several practical activities such as ‘designing a rail network for the future’ and ‘building a tunnel structure’.
Considering the environmental challenges facing our society, our teams included features such as electric charging points, innovative energy sources and organic food restaurants when designing their station. The tunnel task proved a real challenge, but with mathematical thinking, students came up with structures aimed to withstand weight and enable a model train to pass through.
Through great collaboration and team effort, Thomas Telford School won the STEM Challenge trophy! Many congratulations to Abbie, Bethanie, Jacob, Japhet, Layla, Jessica, Liam and Alex!

The day really enabled students to think about job opportunities in the future and to consider how the information and skills they learn now will be applicable to the real world.
Furthermore, all students were an asset to Thomas Telford as behaved exceptionally and showed great competitive spirit!
Many thanks to Mr Wadsworth at Walsall Academy for inviting us to participate and to all those involved.


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