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STEM Careers Week

This week Year 4 have been visited by members of the public who have careers involving, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

We were first visited by Miss Jobes, an Environmental Health officer for Gateshead council. She explained how she began her education here at Corpus Christi, talked about her training and her current role. She told the children that there were many job opportunities in this field, both in the public and private sectors. There are also different specialisms within the field, she works in Food Hygiene and Safety.  She showed the children some samples of items that had been found in food items over the years in Gateshead. These included: a plaster, a sewing needle, a mouse and a tooth amongst other things!

Following her visit we were visited by Mr Bonello, a Motorcycle Technician and Workshop Manager for Triumph Newcastle. He explained how his job involved fixing motorbikes and coordinating the team in the workshop. He brought some of the tools he uses in his job and allowed the children to have a go using it on a motorbike. He explained some of the Health and Safety issues around working with and riding bikes, showing everyone the safety equipment that should be worn.


Finally, we were visited by Mr Mawhinney who is the CEO of his own company – Drone Lab. He explained how his company develop drones to be used all around the world. He has worked with farmers in Africa and has recently developed a drone which can detect a bomb/landmine. He explained that this was incredibly useful as it was much safer and faster to locate bombs this way rather than on foot. He showed Year 4 how drones, and the pictures they capture, can be used in different fields such as Museums, Underwater, History and Satellites.  He also explained how they can be useful for conservation work as they can locate animals in their habitats without disturbing them.

Article 17
You have the right to get information that is important to your well-being, from radio, newspaper, books, computers and other sources. Adults should make sure that the information you are getting is not harmful, and help you find and understand the information you need.

Article 28 – You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.

Article 29
Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.