Houlton recently attended the 2 day 'STEM In Action Event' organised by HETA.

The aim of the event is to introduce pupils to the variety of careers and skills within the different industry sectors whilst highlighting just how diverse and exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics really is. Making learning fun was also top of the agenda.

The event was attended by a wide variety of companies each in different industry sectors along with almost 30 primary schools from across the region.

Over the two days Houlton worked with 200 pupils and our interactive sessions comprised of our infamous 'Tower Challenge'.

The pupils had just 10 minutes to design a free standing structure to be built from just newspaper and sticky labels and then 25 minutes to actually build the tower.

Our experts were on hand to provide advice and support to the pupils who all did a fantastic job creating towers of different shapes and sizes. Some designs worked brilliantly whilst some didn't get off the ground but the pupils all had fun trying and learnt the valuable lesson that working together as a team was much easier and much more effective than working alone.

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