Year 9 scientists win awards at the Industrial cadets bronze awards in Watford.
On Tuesday the 4th July, we had a fantastic day at the Industrial Cadet Awards Ceremony at Watford Boys School. It was an amazing opportunity to present our ideas to other schools who also entered the Industrial Cadet competition. Our 2 teams looked around at all the other projects that were made by other schools and saw how brilliant and ingenious everyone’s futuristic ideas were. Collectively, we were all fascinated by other Bronze award projects, and there were even some Gold Award sixth formers also presenting their projects as well. They were very inspiring, especially to some of us intrigued about beginning a career in the STEM field. At the start of the day, we were introduced to three people, working in the STEM field, and they talked about their career paths and ideas for their future in STEM. We had the opportunity to also ask questions about their feelings and experiences they have had whilst working in the STEM field. Afterwards, we were able to socialise with other Year 9 Bronze competitors and we learnt about their unique ideas and incites they have expressed in their projects.
Both of our BHGS teams had created some amazing projects, including; The Pollution Bot, The Homemaker Bot and Hydraulics used to tackle climate change in the near future. After lunch, we had an award ceremony to congratulate the successes of the teams competing. The awards that were to be handed out were; the Teamwork award and Project of the year award. Out of 46 schools competing, the BHGS Team 1 won the Teamwork award! And the BHGS Team 2 were the runners up for the Project of the Year! So overall, our teams have performed amazingly during the last few months. During the time that we have dedicated hard work to our projects, we have developed key life skills, such as teamwork, time management and researching. We believe that the Industrial Cadet journey has really given our Industrial Cadets an incentive to work in STEM. We have all really enjoyed this experience and it has made us all look at STEM in a different way.
We would like to thank Dr Lota, Dr Bune and Mr Short for supporting us along our Industrial Cadet journey. We would really recommend that future BHGS students would also take part in this STEM project.