From detection dogs to robot dogs: Inscape House School and Bridge College students take part in STEAM careers day
This month, Inscape House and Bridge College students took part in our third annual STEAM fair.
What makes STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) so important?
It affects everything in our day-to-day lives: from the clothes we wear to the food we eat, and is integral for careers in transport, keeping the environment clean and safe, energy, transport, apps and games, working with animals, robotics, and even space travel.
This year’s bumper fair included visits from Atkins (who taught our students about Robotics, Introduction to Engineering, Coding, and Maths and Estimation), Paws4Conservation, Dunham Massey, Tarmac, and the Counsellor Midwife.
Our fabulous staff also organised workshops for maths, gardening, music, and diversity in the workplace.
- Bats are much smaller than you think! A tiny garden box can home around 100-200 bats.
- Dogs can be scientists too! Flo is a conservation dog: she helps sniff out particular animals humans can’t reach. She even wears protective goggles and tiny booties when she’s in the shrubs to keep her safe.
- Did you know that the limestone in Buxton Quarry is over 300 million years old? Lime is used for everything from electricity generation and water treatment to the manufacture of iron, steel, plastics, paper and glass. They’re even added to chicken feed as a natural calcium source- essential for egg production.