STEM Ambassador Bob Love is an exemplary mentor and coach for the Edwardsville Green Goblin Racing team. Pupils at the school have been working on the Kit Car build since December; the call for support was made by teacher Catherine Price, Bob was a perfect match as a STEM Ambassador for his expertise and evident enthusiasm.
Since January Bob has visited the school each week, taking the pupils through a Wednesday Masterclass on project build, technical specifications of the car and gradually assembling the vehicle.
I was delighted to visit one session at the school. Hugely impressive work has been undertaken with the pupils learning practical handling of tools, sustainable building, electronics and physics of forces and motion. Bob starts the session with a talk on the maths, engineering and physics before they begin a morning of work on the car.
A classroom has been set aside for the build and that morning they assembled the brakes and tested braking power.
Staffs have been immensely grateful for Bob’s support:
“Without his input and skill this would never have happened, he is like a member of the teaching staff now and has identified areas of weakness that we can work on to improve pupils learning, such as measurement and maths application – a real team asset!”
“The best project ever!! I learned how to use a spanner and all about Ohms” Maisie
“Reading the wiring diagram was the most interesting thing, the acceleration was the best part of the build” Jack
“I learned how to use a screwdriver and spanner, I really enjoy this project” Millie
Drivers, engineers and leaders will be selected for the finals and the team will be on show at Renishaw Green Goblin Race Saturday June 9th
Wishing them the best of success! They are hoping to raise funds for some smart team outfits.