As part of Brighton Science Festival we were delighted to welcome girls from Years 5 and 6 from across the city to a morning of practical activities designed to show what engineers do and the skills they use, with a particular emphasis on creativity and innovation.

We explored some of the exciting and diverse careers that science and technology can lead to, while encouraging team work, communication and problem solving skills. Girls worked in small groups on a range of different engineering and scientific challenges designed to be fun, touching on software engineering, civil and structural engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering and robotics.