WOOP at Emmbrook School

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:00
Year 10 students from Emmbrook School and The Holt School were invited to attend our first WOOP funded by European Social Fund and The Education & Skills Funding Agency.
 
The aim of the WOOP programme is to promote careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to anyone aged 15 - 70 in Berkshire and to raise awareness of these industries.
 
Thames Water were recruited to set the students the challenge which was:
 
Who is responsible for saving water - Thames Water or us as individuals?
 
Students worked in teams to develop their response and present it to the volunteers at the end  of the day.
 
Following the event...
 
87% of students reported an increase in their understanding of STEM careers
 
56% of students reported the event to be beneficial for understanding the STEM opportunities in Berkshire