The summer holidays may see schools across the UK close for a well-deserved break, however for TILG’s facilitation team there is no rest! For the third consecutive year, TILG has been busy engaging with young people across the Midlands, as part of their summer school provision.
From building proto-type roller coasters to taking on inflatable assault courses and enjoying colour runs, over 500 Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils in the Midlands have certainly had a summer to remember whilst working with TILG’s facilitation teams.
Our traditional summer school provision which saw students tackle our Alien Apocalypse team building challenge (always a hit with our summer school students!) and visits from the Animal Man, ran alongside the General Electric Engineering Experience, which also saw our team working with over 200 aspiring engineers across 2 weeks. Over the fortnight, 2 cohorts of 100 students worked in teams to utilise their “Engineering Habits of Mind” through the completion of real-life engineering projects such as “Save The Water” challenge, building a fully-functioning hydraulic arm and the formidable “Trebuchet” challenge.
Liam Brookes, Education Programmes Manager said, “This summer’s provision has been incredibly rewarding and my team and I have had the pleasure of engaging with and watching young people grow in skill and confidence throughout their summer school experiences. This year has been a challenge for the facilitation team who have delivered a diverse range of activities from engineering and STEM based tasks to our more traditional summer school activities and I am proud of their flexibility and enthusiasm when stepping up to the task and engaging excellently with our summer school participants”.
“My favourite part of this week was the inflatables because I got to have fun with my friends and and make some amazing memories that I’ll never forget. I have had an awesome week with Annie, Nicki, Lucy and Chris and I don’t want it to end” – Summer School participant
“This week I enjoyed working with my team to build a shelter from 5 items to protect us from the Alien Apocalypse! I also really enjoyed working with TILG staff, they were so nice and we are so thankful that we had them for the week!” – Summer School participant
“We’ve learned about time management and project management constraints, which has been really valuable” – Engineering Experience Week 1 team
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