As one of the only schools in the region to have structured Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lessons in place from Reception, we are ahead of the curve.
Our dedicated STEM Co-ordinator works with each year group for one afternoon a week on a specific STEM-related topic, over a half term. The work starts in practical Science lessons and then, in later sessions, the girls draw on the concepts learned and apply their understanding to design and construct something related to their topic.
Through the girls’ learning in Design and Technology, they are able to identify a need, plan and develop ideas that can eventually be made into a response in the form of systems and products. Through this process, girls combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, environmental issues and scientific processes. Food Technology is also integrated into this study. The girls assess and evaluate their work and become discerning and informed consumers, and potential innovators.