HS2’s Skills, Employment and Education team has launched a range of brand-new educational and teaching resources which align to the national curriculum and promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
The materials, which are free to download from the education pages on HS2’s website, have been developed in conjunction with education specialists and promote the link between careers and STEM subjects – opening pupils’ eyes to the range of opportunities that major infrastructure projects, like HS2, create.
The resources also showcase the breadth of non-construction focused jobs that HS2 supports. Activities and challenges set for students allow them to build their knowledge and understanding of the skills required to support archaeological excavations, as well as ensuring that the natural environment and local wildlife is protected and enhanced.
Richard Winter, Education Manager at HS2 Ltd said: “As the construction of Britain’s new railway gathers speed, we’ve increased the range of free materials we are offering to both teachers and parents, reflecting the very latest developments in the delivery of HS2.
“Our toolkits are designed to inspire young people and show how STEM subjects map to careers they may never have previously considered. We hope that parents, teachers and pupils will find them to be fun and informative.”
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