Exploring STEM for British Science Week

Posted: 29th March 2022

Exploring STEM for British Science Week

British Science Week is a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths for people of all ages across the UK.

Created by the British Science Association, the awareness week aims to encourage people of all abilities to get involved in activities that focus on STEM learning and discovery.

In our Prep School this week, our Year 3, 4 and 5 pupils have been taking on a range of exciting STEM challenges including constructing paper roller coasters for marbles and cutting paper to see if they can climb through.

Penarth independent prep students during a STEM class

Creating paper rollercoasters

Our Prep School curriculum encourages hands-on learning through a range of activities that incorporate STEM principles. We place a core focus on STEM for all Prep pupils, from Reception to Year 5, while also providing further enrichment and STEM learning opportunities via an exciting co-curricular clubs programme, including everything from Science Club to Lego Club, Board Games Club and working out ratios and measurements in Cookery Club, to name only a few.

A STEM-focused curriculum allows opportunities for regular excursions and school trips to provide insight into the real-life application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. We have a STEM trip every Spring term for our Year 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 students and this year it will take place at Silverstone, the home of motorsport and engineering innovation.

Students studying STEM at independent prep school Penarth

Hands on STEM learning
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