Girls & Boys Day 2024

Girls & Boys Day 2024

On 25 April, PLATH once again focused on the youngest members of our society: 17 girls and boys visited PLATH as part of Girls & Boys Day. This joint, nationwide day of action offers girls and boys the opportunity to get a taste of promising professional fields. Initiated by the Federal Office of Family Affairs and Civil Society Functions, this day is also intended as a signal to young people to find out about and take an interest in careers that go beyond the supposed boundaries of gender-specific occupational fields - such as STEM professions.

To this end, the pupils were offered two workshops, which they completed in two groups, alternating between the mornings and afternoons, with great commitment and enjoyment. In the morning, one group focussed on the topic of soldering and, after a brief introduction to some of the basics, was able to pick up a soldering iron themselves to solder components onto a heart-shaped circuit board. During the lunch break, both groups met in the large break room and enjoyed fresh pizza, which they ate together with parents, friends and lecturers.

The groups then swapped and the group that was now familiar with soldering was given the workshop on ‘Insights into software development by programming a level-based online game’. A small system was produced from electronic components. Of course, the system then had to be tested for quality assurance. This was also a highlight for the young guests, who left the PLATH headquarters in the early afternoon satisfied - perhaps with new career aspirations.