We have many enthusiastic scientists at St Michaels, and we want to take every opportunity to help our children understand how important science is for everyone and to make links to the science behind everyday objects and activities.
One of the ways we do this is to engage with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Ambassadors. We are especially delighted as one of the visiting ambassadors is one of our parents. Evidence shows that engaging with STEM Ambassadors can help young people to achieve their full potential in STEM subjects as well as inspiring them to explore STEM careers. It also helps teachers make links between the curriculum and the most up-to-date real world happenings, and means we have access to some wonderful resources.
We are also very lucky to have Barry’s Back Garden, our wild garden which enables us to investigate living things and their habitats without leaving the school.
We also try and hold family STEM challenges, where different generations can work together to solve a problem by applying science and designing and then testing their solution.