Pupils get inspired at exhibition

Pupils of Barnsley Academy take part in the Efficieny North challenge at TeenTech at Donaster Racecourse. Picture: Andrew Roe
Pupils of Barnsley Academy take part in the Efficieny North challenge at TeenTech at Donaster Racecourse. Picture: Andrew Roe
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The interactive side of TeenTech is what sets it apart - especially if you are 12.

Some 300 South Yorkshire pupils attended the hands-on 
science, tech, engineering and maths event at Doncaster Racecourse and tackled challenges laid on by 30 interactive exhibitors and their staff.

The aim was to change perceptions of what makes a scientist, show the range of career opportunities and stop talent being wasted.

Tomorrow’s World 
legend Maggie Philbin fronts the TeenTech movement.

She said: “Companies from global to start-up brought their shiniest technology and their best engineers and scientists to explain what it takes to be part of their world.

“It’s never been more important for schools to be aware of the real needs of companies.

“The students who will shine in the future will be the ones with the right skills and attitude. Too often they are unaware and far too much potential talent goes to waste.”

Exhibitors and sponsors included the BBC, Centrica British Gas, Sheffield-based Henry Boot, Wilmott Dixon and National Grid, JVC, Pegler Yorkshire, Bridon, Cementation Skanska, AESseal, JRI, Newburgh Engineering, Sodexo, Unipart Rail, Premier Farnell, Express 3D, The Sky Trust, Elsium, TICS, Kingswood and Boxes and Packaging.