STEM Day – Final show of the year
Thank you so much TTE, Health Education England, Teesside University, CUBIC and ADM Pressings for allowing staff to come down to Inspire2Learn and inspire 100 children in STEM activities. We had everything from taking blood to launching rockets today and the children from Oakdene, St Paulinus and Grangetown Primaries were fantastically enthusiastic all day long. The research is increasingly clear that experiences like this, especially situated outside of school, have a great impact on children’s confidence and widening cultural capital. What our volunteers did today made a difference to lives, just a bit for most, more for others, but a bit. By having a sustained programme of engagement with the World of Work, (what it means, and what is possible – especially locally) we know that our children are more likely to work harder in school and be more clued up when entering the world of work. Thank you also to the teachers who supported the children in all the activities, the atmosphere was electric – literally during the science show at the end!
And you want to see what a rocket launch looks like using Andy for TTE’s compressor? Stick with it, it’s in slo – mo and takes a few seconds for anything to happen!