STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths
Most people are familiar with the idea of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), but STEAM is taking the foundation of STEM learning to the next level.
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths and uses the creativity involved in arts subjects to produce young people who can innovate in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Many of the jobs that students will work in do not exist today. It doesn’t matter if a young person wants to grow up to be a scientist, a mathematician, a designer, or a business leader, every future job will require creative, innovative and motivated thinkers that need to solve problems and communicate ideas. Rapid technological changes are transforming the world in which we live and STEAM aims to develop students’ innate creativity and problem solving skills in real world contexts.
We recognise these important attributes and our STEAM programme offers a wide range of opportunities for students to inspire them and allow them to recognise the intersection between these different subjects.
Throughout the year there are many activities to get involved in. These range from regular extracurricular clubs where students can work on long term projects (such as producing their own stop motion videos, designing and testing their own robots and preparing and entering the regional heats of the Big Bang Competition with the hope of making it to the UK finals), as well as many one off trips and workshops. STEAM week is also prominent in the school calendar and in previous years we have hosted a careers fair with hands on demonstrations from exhibitors, an interactive superhero show looking at the reality behind various superpowers and teachers have delivered lessons centred on the theme for the week.
STEAM helps our students integrate STEM principles with the arts for a more holistic understanding of our world, providing real world relevance in these subjects for all students.
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