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Explorative STEM Week at the Junior School

Explorative STEM Week at Redmaids High Junior School

We recently held our bi-annual STEM week in the Junior School, with a focus this year on invention, which was clearly enjoyed by the girls, and sparked off some really imaginative ideas in the various challenges. 

The Dragon’s Den Invention task saw Year 3 - 6 classes competing against each other to design a product for the future - we were lucky enough to have Renee Watson, a scientist and founder of The Curiosity Box, judging the winners.  Finalists included a re-usable straw with a temperature meter, a scooter stopper for preventing accidents and a food poisoning detector amongst many other brilliant ideas.  Other activities during the week of exploration involved recycled fashion design, learning about facial recognition technology and bubble making.

We had a number of guest speakers throughout the week, including inspirational talks from industry professionals: Kate Mactear – a young and passionate engineer, who sits on the Women’s Engineering Society’s Young Member’s Board, and is keen to ensure girls see more women in engineering roles.  We also had Kerry Harrison, co-founder of creative technology agency Tiny Giant who introduced the girls to AI and how it may impact our future. 

Mrs. Joyce, who organized the week of events said “STEM week has been eye-opening for the girls and a great chance for them to get hands-on with technology, design, science and invention”.

Date Posted: 04 July 2019
Infant/Junior STEM

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