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Co-op Academy Swinton's Year 9 Girls Shine at DXC Event, Inspiring STEM Passion with VR, Robotics, and Computer Vision Activities!

DXC Girls into Stem- Year 9 Girls

Adele Howarth took some of our year 9 girls who have a keen interest in STEM to a DXC event that was being held at Old Trafford. The aim of the day was to introduce and inspire students to pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The four workshops that they took part in were all technology-based activities such as; VR Set, Computer Vision and Robotics. All 10 pupils were a credit to Co-op Academy Swinton, staff were continuously commenting on their polite manner and efforts throughout the duration of the morning.

Heidi Clegg and Mena Omadhebor were selected by the DXC staff for outstanding engagement and performance throughout and both received match tickets to a Manchester United game. The girls were also amongst other high schools within the foundation, so the standard was very high. Well done!

Mena Omadhebor

“Today was an amazing experience for me and all of us young girls interested in careers in STEM. I’m grateful for this learning opportunity and enjoyed all the STEM related activities we learnt today. We learnt more about AI and machine learning, took a tour on a virtual world on laptops, learnt about coding and robotics and the honest highlight of our day, the VR activity. All activities were fun and informative. It also helped us step out of our comfort zones and learn new things and open our eyes to new career options and possibilities for women in the STEM industry most especially in the technology field.”           


Heidi Clegg

“I feel really really grateful for the opportunity from the United foundation to be able to go to old Trafford and engage in stem related activities. It was mint to be able to use new technology and it really opened up my mind to other career options. I want to say a massive thank you to school and United for the opportunity. “