Pupils take on TeenTech challenge

Pupils take on TeenTech challenge

Pupils from four south London schools came together earlier this month to build a city from recyclable materials.

More than 70 nine to eleven-year-olds took part in the TeenTech’s City of Tomorrow project at the University of Roehampton to get them thinking about careers in science, technology and engineering.

The students – from Tolworth girls in Surbiton, St Cecilia’s in Southfields, Raynes Park high in Merton and Heathmere primary in Roehampton – spent a day mind-mapping, developing ideas and constructing their buildings at the university.

They then all met again for a two-day event when they brought their work together to develop the cohesive city of tomorrow.

Ruth Seabrook, principal lecturer education at Roehampton, says: “TeenTech is a creative way to help with the transition into secondary education for year 6 children, helping to build their confidence and dispel worries they might have.

“It also helps to build team working skills, all the while encouraging them to consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers in the future.”

Picture: South London pupils building the city of tomorrow at the University of Roehampton