Year 7 marine engineering workshop

11 October 2022

This week Year 7 were lucky enough to have a visit from the Sea Cadets for a marine engineering workshop, which aims to educate children about careers in marine engineering. The programme seeks to bring real life situations into the classroom allowing children to see the practical purpose and impact of their scientific learning. Students become more aware of the STEM programme (which stands for science, technology, engineering, and maths) which in combination with a kinaesthetic approach to learning and relating back to real life issues such as ocean pollution, climate pollution illustrates how marine engineers can have a very real impact on our lives in the future.

Both Windermere School pupils and our Thai visitors who have been joining in with some of our lessons this week, used their problem-solving skills to design the “best” boat in which to transport materials across the treacherous oceans, and then proceeded to test their creations.

When Sally from the Sea Cadets visited the school last year some of our students took part in a video explaining more about the marine engineering workshop, which can be viewed here.

Congratulations to Sebastian, Poppy and Hannah for the “best” built boat.