Computing and business trip to celebrate STEM week 

Twenty-one year 7 and 8 students were taken to the AMEX for a Soccer STEM Enrichment Day.  The focus of the day is to develop Digital Skills & Financial Literacy, using the power of football and the brand of BHAFC/American Express to inspire and engage young people in the world of coding, business and enterprise. Students had fun in all three sessions and even got to go into the AMEX stadium to hear about the technology used by the ground.

Sphero Robots: Developing Digital Literacy Skills through Coding

Session 1: Digital Literacy

·      Students were supported by volunteers to block code using programmable-robots through a series of football themed challenges

Enterprise Challenge – Football Theme Park

Session 2: Financial Literacy

·      Students took part in an active learning challenge that involved creating a football themed amusement park. Session 2 looked at planning and choosing their rides, retail units and catering units within an agreed budget. Students worked with volunteers to work out the income, costs and profit of their proposed football theme park, through a series of decisions & challenges they were presented with

Session 3: Creativity

·      Students then physically designed their football theme park, using pre-created planning templates & attractions chosen in Session 2. Volunteers helped support the students in the making of decisions that supported the challenge brief

This was a brilliant day of STEM enrichment and all the students really enjoyed their visit. Thank you to the Amex UK and Albion in the community teams and we are looking forward to working together again in the future.

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