STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It is a programme designed to engage our students with STEM subjects, by running exciting activities to enrich the curriculum, improve attainment, establish industry links and, most of all, encourage students to continue their education in STEM beyond Key Stage 4.
Our STEM Club meets every Tuesday afternoon. The Club hosts a regular supply of visitors, including recently, a herpetologist who brought a snake and a gecko along. On 1 July we also welcomed visitors from the British Geological Survey; they ran a workshop based on the Montserrat Volcano.
Twelve students from Years 8 and 9 have represented the school in a national competition called Go4Set, run by the Engineering Development Trust. They have been involved in a 10 week project based on an environmental theme,supported by an industrial mentor from UTC (formerly H M Marston).
Awards were presented at the Ricoh Stadium, Coventry on Tuesday 24 June. This involvement also entitles the students to their Silver CREST award and also an industrial cadet award (Princes Trust Scheme).
STEM Fair 2014
The annual STEM Fair took place on Wednesday 9 July within the Science and Mathematics Learning School. Approximately 20 exhibitors attended and were available to discuss their roles and careers within science related subjects with our students.
Particular thanks are due to Mrs Bristow, who coordinates STEM Club and the STEM Fair.