This week we have been joined by the British Army STEM team who have been running workshops with pupils in Years 7-9. Named 'Operation - Who's The Hacker?'. Pupils took on this mission from the Commanding Officer to stop a cyber-attack on the British Army Head Quarters. Pupils were joined by soldiers from the Royal Engineers and the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and analysed the evidence in this top-secret mission. They identified which of the five suspects was behind the planned attack to stop the hacker in their trackers to defend confidential documents and protect national security.
The workshops were curriculum aligned including maths, problem solving, logic and reasoning along with developing life skills such as working under pressure, critical thinking and team work.
Careers Coordinator, Jo Harding said “I’ve been really impressed at how well the pupils have engaged in the workshops and how they have used the skills they have been developing in STEM lessons to apply to a real life scenario. It was very hands-on and specifically developed to spark and maintain pupils’ interest in STEM as they begin to consider their future subject and career options''.