To coincide with British Science week, Howe Green House students have immersed themselves in all matters related to the STEM subjects in the annual Howe Green House School STEM week.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and the week is designed to encourage an interest in these fields in children of all ages. As well as fostering an enjoyment in the academic aspects of STEM, one key aim is to show the children how these fields are integrated into everyday life.
There have been numerous STEM related events and activities taking place around Howe Green this week, including a live ‘video link’ session with Angelique Sweep, a Medical student from Sydney University, who explained what being a GP involves to an enthusiastic Year 6 class.
One of the highlights of the week is the STEM Fayre which took place on Wednesday in the school hall. The fayre is the result of the initiative and enthusiasm of the children themselves and this year witnessed a record number of stall holders from Reception up to Year 6. The children wowed parents and children alike with exhibits including robotics, solar and green energy, fossils and, of course, slime.