With the focus on STEM subjects we have created a STEM working group to plan activities throughout the year to broaden access and understanding across all year groups.
Across four weeks in January and early February, all of our Year 8 students visited the Science Museum in their house groups to attend the "Engineering your Future" exhibition. The exhibition provided students with the ability to test out their problem-solving and team working skills with the variety of interactive activities at hand; hopefully inspiring them to consider a career in the Engineering field. They also attended the "Information Age" and "Antenna" exhibitions which they all thoroughly enjoyed.
To mark the end of STEM club week, there was be a STEM club exhibition and competition event. This is where students had the opportunity to showcase what they have learned and achieved in their STEM clubs. There was also a Cargo Drop task (building a parachute with holder underneath to drop from a height and land with its cargo safely in tact) and the students competed to see who developed the best one.