KSTEM Week 2023
Pupils from Reception to Upper Sixth enjoy a packed programme of events during our biennial celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Lower Prep pupils recently came face to face with exotic animals including a snake, tarantula, and cockroaches during ZooLab’s exciting ‘Habitat’ workshop. The session was part of our whole school KSTEM Week (30 October - 3 November), a biennial celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Children learnt about different habitats from around the world including tropical rainforests, deserts, polar regions, and oceans. Other events for Prep pupils included a ‘Race to Space’ Maths challenge, a workshop on semi-conductors, a Dyson engineering project, and a hands-on Lego workshop.
Meanwhile, at the Senior School, pupils enjoyed a similarly packed programme of events. Highlights included Octas workshops in which pupils built complex 10-metre-tall towers using dowel and rubber bands, a 360° inflatable planetarium, science shows with ‘Science Showman’ Ian Dunne, creative workshops that explored the links between science and art, and a fascinating talk on “Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare” by Professor Tarassenko from the University of Oxford.
Prep School KSTEM co-organisers Mrs Suzanne Neal and Mrs Laura Nazareth said: “We had a wonderful week at the Prep School. The practical nature of the workshops allowed pupils to explore, ask questions and further deepen their knowledge and understanding of a variety of topics. All the presentations and tasks enabled the children to experience and to be immersed in a variety of activities - helping to foster enthusiasm and a love of all things STEM.”
Senior School KSTEM co-organisers Mr Cameron Holmes and Miss Stella Ho added: “In an era defined by rapid technological advancements and complex global challenges, the significance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education has never been more pronounced. STEM not only equips students with vital knowledge and skills, but also nurtures critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation – qualities essential for success in the 21st century world. At Kimbolton, we recognise the importance of fostering a deep appreciation for STEM disciplines amongst our students. With KSTEM Week, we affirm our commitment to providing a learning environment that prepares our students to be tomorrow’s leaders, innovators, and problem solvers, driving positive changes in an ever-evolving society.”