STEM at continues to prepare students to take ambitious steps into the future.

posted 27 Sep 2018, 03:08 by N Nelson
After a successful year of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities and an engaging curriculum, we have set out goals for phase 2 of our development of STEM in the community to be rolled out this year.

The global population will rely on a generation of young people that can solve problems in a creative way. Handling issues such as energy usage, population needs, engineering, design and making technological advancements. At the end of 2018 it is predicted that 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled. These jobs are exciting, fulfilling and well paid. Companies like Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook have STEM at their core.

 

Over the past academic year we have raised STEM awareness, including project based lessons within the core curriculum that focus on critical thinking skills. This real world application of skills, enables students to think for themselves how to approach tasks and learn lifelong skills.

 

In addition to curriculum changes a number of drop down days and events have been organised. Students have designed and raced rocket cars with the support of world record breakers, worked with local engineering firm GKN to implement robots, competed with the Isle of Wight school community to create wind turbine blades for Vestas and been visited by TESLA to learn about using renewable energy to its fullest potential.

 

This academic year we will continue to offer these amazing opportunities and further develop them as part of our STEM journey. Improvements to the usage of the STEM Inspiration Room, more family and community learning events and focused projects within STEM Clubs.

 

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