A new mobile classroom aims to make Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) more engaging for young people.

South Nottingham College secured innovation funding to buy a mobile trailer to transport their electric car to events across the county to promote STEM courses.

The STEM shuttle has been specially adapted to incorporate work benches to allow students to participate in mobile lessons. The trailer is self-sufficient and can be powered by renewable energy, which is generated via solar panels on the roof and a small wind turbine.

Jon Rawson, STEM Co-ordinator said: “The STEM areas in some way relate to almost every aspect of life: the fact that when you turn the tap on you have fresh clean water and when you flick the light switch the light turns on.”

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