Year 9 enjoyed a range of activities during their STEM Day. The theme was to inspire the students about future careers in STEM subjects. The day started with a presentation (Dr Emily's Weird & Wonderful Science Facts) by science communicator Dr Emily Grossman. Dr Grossman is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a Double First in Natural Sciences from Queens' College Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research. In addition, Dr Grossman also trained and worked as an actress and singer, and now combines her skills as a science communicator, broadcaster, author, educator and trainer. To view more of the day view our video clip featured above.
Students were then off timetable for the rest of day and enjoyed a range of activities from creating their own perfume, to the challenge of creating the highest structure out of spaghetti! A selection of Year 9 students from the trust's King Henry School were also able to join in the sessions for the day.
We were delighted to welcome back to the school Neil Monteiro to deliver one of the STEM sessions. Neil is a science presenter based in the UK and works all over the world on science based videos and stage shows. Neil originally qualified with a degree in Physics from Imperial College London and still help with engagement there as an Honorary Outreach Lecturer.
The day ended with a talk by Dr Emily Grossman on how she has made a successful career in combining her passion for science and her love of acting. The students thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and a huge thanks goes to all the teaching teams involved in organising such a successful event.