Westlakes Science Park is a technology business park located in west Cumbria. Designworks worked with BEC and Design Code in developing an app as part of a STEAM trail. The trail is targeted mainly at schools to boost understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) subjects. As well as app development, Designworks provided a half day’s training session on app development for pupils at Lakes College.
Adam Phillips, Energy & Community Officer at BEC, explains more about the trail and app: “We have created a fun and educational trail, combining arts, science and the great outdoors. The addition of an interactive app has resulted in a user-friendly experience for students to explore and enjoy. We have linked the content to KS2 so lots of it should already be familiar to many young people and the app includes questions that help them engage further.”
More information for the trail can be found here where the app and a dedicated classroom pack can be downloaded, complete with questions and discussion points to encourage independent thinking, debate and follow up activities back in the home or classroom.
Here BEC’s full press release: Full STEAM ahead at Westlakes Science Park