STEM Experience at BCU for Year 8

More than a hundred students took part in a special day celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at Birmingham City University.

120 students from Year 8 visited BCU’s Moor Lane Campus tor a series of STEM related workshops which included making a baton for the 2026 commonwealth games thinking about materials, environment and target audience.

Another workshop, run by HS2, saw students code tiny bots with specialist coding pens following a set of instructions and there was even a session with a science magician who combines magic with science.

Careers Lead Mrs Dullea says it was a unique experience for many:

“The science magician certainly had everyone’s full attention, but there was so much for the students to engage with. There was also a session where they could walk around an exhibition hall, talk to employers and faculty’s from the university and try out hands on STEM activities.  One stand that did get a lot of attention was gems and horology (the study and measurement of time).

Feedback from the students was that they had a fantastic day and they enjoyed learning about STEM in a fun and interactive day. Thanks to BCU for a great event for our students.”

Here’s a selection of images from the day…