STEM Week 2018

STEM Week 2018
 
STEM - iDiscover week at Harrington Hill 4th - 8th June 2018
 
iDiscover week at Harrington Hill, in partnership with Inspire, introduces Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers to primary school children through a week of work-related activities.
 
Research shows that pupils decide early in their school careers that science is ‘not for them’. Through early exposure to role models from STEM industries who look and sound like them, the aim is to change perceptions and challenge stereotypes, showing that gender or ethnic background is not a barrier to future success
 
STEM subjects are brought to life through workplace visits, engaging experiments and hands-on activities, with opportunities to meet a wide range of volunteers. This week, pupils across the school will try out a range of amazing activities such as programming robots, create torches, coding computer games, extracting and testing DNA and much more!

Last week, we all participated in our first ever STEM Week at Harrington Hill. Each class enjoyed a week that was jam packed with visits from people in STEM-related jobs, school trips and exciting STEM lessons, which included the use of high quality scientific equipment such as powerful microscopes and virtual reality glasses!  Thank you to the parents who helped out on the various trips and to those who came in to share in Year 5's learning on coding.  It was a very successful week for all involved.  We thank IDiscover for their fantastic resources and we look forward to another STEM Week this time next year!

 

Mrs Kennedy

Science Lead

Exciting Harrington Hill Activities During STEM Week.............