STEAM is an initiative which brings together the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics .
At Stoke Damerel Community College we are embedding STEAM principles across the curriculum in a range of ways.
We have two staff STEAM Ambassadors Mrs Smith and Mr Sheldon they are arranging a variety of activities, both during the school day and after school too, so why not get involved!
The students in Labo club are currently working on creating sand pendulums to investigate harmonic motion ratios. They are recycling materials such as one use plastic bottles, to make their pendulums. Next they will replace the sand with paint and create scientific works of art.
KS3 and 4 Lego Club:
Lego League - Chain Reaction Engineering - students will become better able to problem solve and see how one choice affects another, a chain reaction while developing their creativity and cognitive skills.
Pretty Curious aims to inspire teenage girls to imagine a future where they use STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths - to help make a difference.
A programme of activities aims to change the perception of STEM subjects and address the reasons girls are being put off - this scheme aims to open their eyes to the varied career opportunities available if they pursue STEM subjects at school and beyond.
We're joining forces with other establishments in the city for trips, masterclasses and events such as STEM Hub days at City College and Big Bang South West sessions as well as National Science Week and STEM Fest at the National Marine Aquarium.
We'll also be going further afield too with visits to Exeter University for the Women in Steam Day as well as inviting STEAM professionals into College to deliver seminars about their jobs and to inspire the next generation into STEAM careers.