The girls have been celebrating all things STEM with House Pi challenges, a visit from the Science Museum and various clubs for British Science Week to inspire a love of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Last Friday saw the annual STEM ‘Nightclub’ return, where students from Year 8 got up and close personal with an assortment of creepy crawlies and slithering species from the animal kingdom, and girls donned their lab coats for jellyfish and cuttlefish dissection. Our weekly student-led clubs and societies also got into the spirt of STEM, with talks from the Biomed Society on the recent advancements in cloning and its ethical issues, why science needs science-fiction from the Physics and Engineering Society and the members of Chem Club got creative in decorating the labs with chromatography flowers. There were also plenty of opportunities for girls to pit their wits against each other with STEM quizzes, House Pi challenges and the return of the STEM Family Challenge.
There were fireworks in the Hall to mark the end of an eventful STEM week, as we welcomed back the Science Museum for demonstrations on the nature of materials for Years 7, 8 and 9.