Reading Girls at TeenTech
"The future looks bright for Science" - Reading Evening Post Friday 25 March 2011
Reading Girls' joined 300 students from a number of local schools at the third annual TeenTech Event at the Madjeski Stadium on Friday 18th March.
Designing a rollercoaster and riding a bobsleigh were among activities tempting teenagers to see science, engineering and technology in a new light.
The event is designed to promote careers in Science and Technology, and is aimed at those yet to start their GCSE options. The event was hosted by BBC reporter Maggie Philbin who came up with the idea for the event with Chris Dodson, Chairman of the Institute of Directors South Region.
The event is to highlight complacency about the potential skill shortages in the industries of the future. Working in teams of ten, students moved through challenge, insight, and innovation zones, and tackled tasks from taking blackberrys apart to holding a hissing cockroach, all designed to open their eyes to opportunities ahead.
It was a very exciting day for the participants and the girls represented the school very well in the community.