The first intake of students at Discovery School have celebrated National Science and Engineering Week with a look around their new school.
The group of teenagers gathered at the £9m site on Blandford Street in Newcastle, where Discovery School will open in September offering 14 to 19-year-olds in County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland an education focussed on the STEM subjects.
Although the school will provide a traditional education, offering GCSEs and A-Levels, it will be delivered in a hands-on, applied way.
Science, technology, engineering and maths will be at the heart of everything it does as it aims to prepare young people for higher education and careers in these growing sectors.
Key businesses in the engineering and science sectors are working on the curriculum with Discovery School to ensure it is relevant totoday’s needs and is as challenging as possible.
Joshua Harvey, 16, from Whitburn, South Tyneside, will be starting at the school in Year 12 in September, with hopes of one day working in aerospace engineering.
He said: “I’m delighted to have a place at Discovery School because it’s so different.’’