Rok sponsors Les Landes School in Primary Engineer programme
In partnership with Skills Jersey, Rok are proud to sponsor Les Landes School in the Primary Engineer programme, which is designed to develop more, future engineers via practical, STEM construction projects.
The programme offers teachers a full teaching kit for their classes and digital teaching resources to provide a fun, exciting and engaging STEM based project for their students. Importantly, the programme partners up the school with a construction company, so that students also benefit from working with an industry professional role model. Students also benefit from learning to use and apply cognitive and practical skills developed in maths, science, design and technology and literacy through an engineering theme. This cross-curricular, project-based learning approach supports students to design, build and test their own creations.
Students on this year's programme will build a tipper truck in class and a tower with a functional light at the end of the programme, during a celebration construction event.
In preparation, a full-day training event was held for teachers and their industry partners to learn how to make the truck and the tower - considering throughout how each step might work (or need adapting) for the particular student group at their school. From Rok, Yenni Kusumo, Communications Director, worked with Les Landes teacher and Head of Design & Technology, Steph Turner, to create the tipper truck out of a shoe box; and in the afternoon, Rok's Project Engineer, Eric Rouquie worked with Steph to build the tower. It was a highly informative and enjoyable session, and the models made on the course will be used as a valuable resource for the programme delivery in the classroom.