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STEM Events Series

What is STEM?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs are expected to grow at double the rate of other occupations, creating over 14 million jobs between now and 2023.

The top most well-paid graduate jobs are in the STEM industry. And yet uptake of STEM subjects at A-level and university nationally remains low and male-dominated, with only 12% of students studying STEM subjects at university being women and only 3% of them entering a STEM-based career. 

Through a programme of  STEM activities delivered through lessons, activities, trips, lectures and competitions, students throughout the entire school, from nursery to A-level, have the opportunity to be inspired and to learn more about these subjects and careers they lead to.

Our STEM events are ever-evolving and ever-changing,  see below a full list and check back regularly for updates.

The Enchanted Woodland

Weekly visits throughout the Autumn Term for Year 1 students to study the ecology of the woodland at Ranby House.

During the first half of the Autumn term, Year 1 go out in the woods as part of their ILP “The Enchanted Woodland”.

Each week pupils have had the opportunity to extend their learning in the outdoor environment. They have been in the woods, exploring a wide variety of flora and fauna. Pupils have looked at a variety of animals and their habitats and identified deciduous and evergreen trees.

Pupils have also identified a variety of common wild plants. Back in the classroom, pupils have completed a broad range of STEM activities to consolidate their knowledge and understanding, from labelling the structure of a common flowering plant to classifying trees. During our times in the woods, the children are reminded to take care of the environment they are working/playing in.