Inspiring Scientists of the Future
Pupils from Reception to Sixth Form enjoy KSTEM Week - our biennial celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Lower Prep pupils came face to face with exotic animals including Wilma the lizard, Annie the frog and Jeff the corn snake during an exciting ‘Animal Encounters’ workshop this week. The session was part of KSTEM (1-5 November), our biennial whole school celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Visiting animal expert Chris Welbourn spoke to the children about animal habitats, life cycles, and the different stages of development and growth.
Other events for Prep pupils this week include Biology workshops for Years 3-5, an interactive Physics demonstration by Senior School teacher Mr Wigington, a Royal Institution lecture presentation, and a hands-on Lego workshop.
Meanwhile, at the Senior School, pupils are enjoying a similarly packed programme of events. Highlights include ‘Stand up Scientist’ Ian Dunne, a STEM careers talk for the Lower 6th, and Octas workshops where 4th Form GCSE pupils used dowel and rubber bands to create a tunnel of Octahedrons – a fun challenge involving DTE, Maths, fine and gross motor skills, problem-solving and teamwork.
We also welcomed 'Science Magician' Dr Matt Pritchard to the Hunter Hall and William Brown Lecture Theatre, for sessions with both Prep and Senior pupils. His shows were packed with science tricks, stunts and puzzles as pupils were challenged to develop their critical thinking skills and discover the sneaky scientific secrets behind the surprising illusions!
Senior School KSTEM organiser Mr Wigington said: “I hope the week has provided all pupils with exciting and memorable experiences, encouraging them to develop their skills, ask questions, and become inspired about future careers in STEM subjects.”