To The Haldimand Press
HALDIMAND—“The day was planned with both short-term and long-term goals in mind,” says Kezia Cooke, Enrichment Learning Resource Teacher for Haldi-mand schools about the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering Mathematics) Challenge Day that provided interactive workshops for intermediate students in Grand Erie’s Enrichment programs, geared at developing 21st-century competencies.
“Many of the students here will find employment in jobs that don’t exist right now, but the skills of collaboration, cooperation, and the ability to think outside the box together to solve problems will be vital,” said Cooke, adding social and academic skills are crucial to a successful transition to secondary school.
Workshops offered an exploration of mechanical systems, devising plans and building bridges, creating energy though windmill model construction, and exploring engineering principles through coding. Students were able to choose their and got to know students from across Grand Erie.