To support our Year 9 students thinking about career ideas and supporting them in making their Option choices to study in KS4, 24 of our students spent the day at Centre of the Cell in Queen Marys University.
Based in Whitechapel, the students participated in a ‘Science Pod Experience’ and a workshop based around Careers in Science. Centre of the Cell is a science education centre and it is the first science education centre in the world to be located within working biomedical research laboratories. They seek to have a positive impact on the educational, career and health choices for young people.
The STEM Pod Experience is an interactive science experience using the state-of-the-art immersive show featuring films, gaming and learning. The workshop is a presenter-led experience which includes challenges and tasks for the groups to complete as they go through the workshop. Students had the opportunity to think about the range of Careers within Science, materials that may be used, skills and personal qualities that would be useful and the range of entry routes into Scientific careers.
The foundation of the learning is based on the trillions of Cells within the body. In the picture above, the group is standing under a very large replica of a single human Brain cell and the white strands are the receptors.