We are very excited to be launching our new STEM Club this year. STEM Club is a gathering of students that meet weekly to work on inquiry-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related activities. STEM is a powerful and enjoyable way to engage young people, who have a particular interest in these areas and who like to use their innovative and creative thinking to solve everyday problems. We hope that our STEM Club will ignite an interest in STEM subjects and provide a platform to extend young people’s learning. Most importantly, they are fun and exciting, allowing all involved to explore STEM subjects in innovative and inventive ways outside the curriculum. This year, we have some exciting opportunities coming up! We have a range of competitions, such as the Annual Rotary/BAE systems competition and the Tomorrow’s Engineers Robotics. We also take part in the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) Faraday challenge day, which we are fortunate to host here at PGHS on the 7th November. Within STEM Club, we will be solving a variety of problems and challenges to prepare us for these events, plus we hope to submit some students for a variety of CREST awards in order to recognise their hard work. For the first half term, STEM Club will be held on a Tuesday evening 3.30-4.30 in room 34/36, then changing to a Thursday to fit around staff training. We will be launching the new club in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on the student bulletin for a date. If you have any questions, feel free to come and see us.
Mrs R Freer, Teacher of Technology