Year 7 and 8 pupils from Pencoed Comprehensive School were recently treated to an afternoon of LEGO fun, courtesy of Morganstone. Pupils were split into teams of 5, before choosing construction specific job roles and competing for the winners prize. The race was then on! Opponent teams put their STEM skills into practice to rebuild a model power station. Each team was judged on their teamwork, ability to communicate effectively, accuracy and problem solving skills.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and is currently being driven amongst Secondary Schools. Prior to the LEGO competition, pupils were educated around the STEM careers available in construction by Community Engagement Manager, Nia Collard.
The afternoon formed part of Morganstone’s wider Community Engagement strategy for nearby development, Innovation House. The scheme will consist of 16 houses, 18 flats and 5 bungalows, and is being constructed for client Rhondda Housing.