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by many students and parents from local schools. Professor Lynette Ryals OBE gave an overview of the programmes and how the teaching will be delivered, and Mark Denton, of Zenopa gave the employer’s perspective. The study programme focuses on problem- based learning with students working in teams to solve real-life problems, for example, relating to supply chains and climate change. Mark emphasised how the learning curve of apprentices is so much faster than that of graduates and how, when selecting applicants, he considered soft skills to be as important as academic qualifi cations. For the last couple of years, T ornton has worked


closely with MK:U, the new university in Milton Keynes, which has just launched four programmes. Year 10 students formed a consultation group and met with Professors from Cranfield University to workshop ideas on the Data Science Degree Apprenticeship, structure and design of teaching buildings and development of the student app. STEM opportunities start at a young age at


T ornton and recently the assembly hall was fi lled with wows and gasps as Year 3 and Year 4 were treated to an amazing STEM workshop, led by Ian Hunter from the Junior Stem team. The girls were taught how to invent,


build, program and create with Lego robotics, using an app to make their creations spin, change


colour and make sounds. T ey started by designing their own spinning towers before building and programming fairground rides and robotic animals. T e T ornton annual STEM event in January 2022 will focus on


interactive face-to-face workshops, including robotics and spatial design model making.


If local businesses are interested in supporting careers events at Thornton College, they should get in touch with Jo Scott via email: jscott@thorntoncollege.com –


Find out more about Thornton College at www.thorntoncollege.com


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