On Thursday 1st December a team from KES joined pupils from six other schools at the Tech Deck and Education Centre at Land Rover BAR’s base in Portsmouth, the British team challenging for the 35th America’s Cup.
The event was organised by PA and the 1851 Trust (Land Rover BAR’s charity aiming to empower young people in STEM activities) and provided entrants of PA’s Raspberry Pi competition a fun-packed STEM and coding day. Those present started the day with a talk from Edward Hawthorne, one of Land Rover BAR’s design innovators, about his job as a systems engineer and how innovation is at the core of everything Land Rover BAR does. Students were then split into two groups and each group had the opportunity to explore the Tech Deck and Education Centre which has been designed to introduce young people to the technology and innovation behind the design and equipment used by Land Rover BAR. Pupils then took part in a coding lesson facilitated by PA Technology experts.