18 Apr

Magna STEM Event

Magna STEM Event

Year 8 pupils at Oakwood, and some of their parents, have today enjoyed the STEM event ‘Get up to speed’ at Magna in Rotherham.

With over 2000 other visitors, Oakwood High school pupils enjoyed opportunities to talk, interact and try out a variety of technological experiences with a variety of exhibitors which included Rolls Royce; Royal Navy; Santander; McLaren; Henry Boot Construction and many many more. Pupils grappled the race track with virtual reality F1 racing; experienced the tight bends of the motocross VR and sat in the Porsche and Rolls Royce cars, whilst others flew the fighter jets and navigated the hills and mountains.

Year 8 gained a valuable insight into the world of science, technology, engineering and maths and the career opportunities available to them, and a realisation that the only limitation is their imagination! We managed to rescue the staff who were almost arrested by the intergalactic troopers, and we can assure all Year 8 that all staff were returned to school intact!