STEM week 27th February – 3rd March
What a fantastic week, a huge thank you to all parents and volunteers who made this such a memorable adventure for our children. Every class spent the week exploring science, technology, engineering and maths. Not only were children engaged in all sorts of activities throughout the week they were very lucky to have volunteers talking about their life experiences using STEM. The week was introduced by The Cheltenham Science Group (https://www.cheltenhamsciencegroup.co.uk/) who led two mind bending science assemblies aimed at KS1 and KS2. We had visits from a polar explorer, a forensic journalist, a bee keeper, a secondary science teacher, K’nex specialists, a STEM ambassador and a technology expert. In classes the children participated in many activities including making wind turbines, bread making, planting and gardening, braille writing, morse code, building and designing fire engines, building bridges, making and using clinometers, making transmittors and Tip Taps, and many many more exciting activities organised and sourced by their teachers. The week culminated in a fantastic tradefair type show for parents in the hall where STEM experts from each class presented their work. We hope to build upon the week by continuing to engage community interest to inspire a new generation to love science, technology, engineering and maths.