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FULL STEAM AHEAD: Top Radlett prep school introduces new engineering facility

 Published on: 8th October 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Independent prep school in Radlett, Edge Grove, has opened a new, state of the art engineering facility in a bid to broaden its STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) offering.

The fully repurposed classroom space has been transformed into an innovative technology workshop allowing budding young engineers from the age of seven to design, build and evaluate products in a way that many top senior schools do today.

The well-equipped facility includes brand new purpose-laid flooring with a full rewire, a range of new workbenches and a full tool refit.

Additionally, £1,000 has been allocated from the school’s Annual Fund run by the Development Office for more materials and tools.

Mr Damien Rodwell-Davies (pictured), head of tech and engineering at the school, said: “We are keen to inspire an interest in engineering from a very young age. Personal interests are also often nurtured during the early years of life and so exposure to a wide range of experiences allows children to explore a multitude of career paths.”

Miss Lisa McDonald, head at Edge Grove School, added: “It’s crucial that we provide opportunities across the school to cultivate and nurture creativity, curiosity and risk-taking. Our new facility inspires our pupils to broaden their creative thinking and visual skills by making connections between STEAM subjects. 

“This is a great opportunity to enrich the overall learning experience for our children early on in their educational journey.”

With the workshop now open to pupils, many have been enthused and excited by the new equipment and the projects they will be working on this term.

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