What is STEM?
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives. By exposing children to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and hopefully pursue a job in a STEM field.
A curriculum that is STEM-based has real-life situations to help the children learn. STEM provides opportunities to see how concepts relate to life in order to hopefully spark a passion for a future career in a STEM field. STEM activities provide hands-on and minds-on lessons for children. Making maths and science both fun and interesting helps the pupils to do much more than just learn.
"The STEM Strategy - helping to empower future generations through science, technology, engineering and mathematics to grow a dynamic, innovative economy".
If you would like to see STEM in action with our pupils, please click the link below to see what we did in the last academic year.