STEM After School Club, Hillington Primary School, Glasgow (Part of Developing the Young Workforce, Scotland)

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement


As part of Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), Scotland, I delivered a four-week STEM After School Club to Primary 6 (P6) pupils at Hilington Primary School. Each session lasted 1 hour. The four interactive sessions included hands-on activities involving problem-solving of engineering problems, such as those encountered within the Transport Sector and Civil Engineering. The sessions also focused on the use of technologies to solve engineering problems and determining quantities. For example, I trained the P6 pupils on using Excel to work out earthwork quantities and other quantities associated with roadwork. The Club also featured competition-based activities in which the students (in pairs) were tasked to apply what they learned from delivered sessions into new engineering problems, thereby encouraging them to develop their critical thinking attributes and team working skills. In addition, this STEM Club focused on inspiring the pupils and making them aware of the career opportunities in Civil and Transport Engineering by sharing my own personal experience about how I became a qualified engineer and the qualifications that I hold.
Period22 Oct 201912 Nov 2019
Held atHillington Primary School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal