This March saw Sarah Bonnell School host their second STEM week.
The week ran from Monday 13th- Friday 17th of March and involved a range of career talks, lunch time challenges and workshops for pupils in all year groups to get involved with. The career talks were an opportunity to hear from and ask questions to a range of professionals from the STEM fields. Guest speakers included an architect, a doctor, a science journalist, a mathematical oncologist and a campaigner for action on hearing loss. The workshops were an opportunity for pupils to work in teams to challenge themselves in STEM subjects beyond the curriculum studied. The workshops involved designing and building a birdhouse, designing and building a train and creating an earthquake evacuation plan. The lunchtime challenges were an opportunity for pupils to acquire new skills by taking part in fun activities. The lunchtime challenges included coding, building DNA bracelets, building robots and celebrating pi. STEM week was well attended with almost 200 pupils taking part in the week’s events. Pupils both enjoyed and greatly benefited from the events. Sarah Bonnell would like to say a huge thank you to all of the volunteers that ran events during the week.