North Powys pupils were welcomed to Cefn Lea Park near Newtown to experience the second Your Green Futures event. Students from five local secondary schools engaged in workshops, talks and a career pathways exhibition, all designed to ignite their interest in sustainability, green energy and STEM-related skills.
The event formed part of the Severn Wye's Our Future's People project, which encourages pupils to help reduce their schools' energy use. Pupils from Newtown, Llanidloes, John Beddoes and Llanfyllin, all spent the day working with local businesses including Oil4Wales, Swansea University, Siemens and Welsh Water. STEM Ambassadors presented workshops, worked with pupils and provided advice and support to the pupils and their teachers.
STEM Ambassador Cara Bennett commented: "I have really enjoyed meeting the pupils, they are so keen to find out more about STEM careers. This kind of event is very useful, as it gives pupils a real insight into the possibilities available in Powys".
The students attending were encouraged to think about what careers are available locally, they were guided to ask each employer a range of questions about what interested them most about their job and what they wanted to be when they were young. Conversely, the businesses were encouraged to pick students to employ based on their questions and interest in the company.
For more information about the Your Green Future events go to this link