Primary students get a taste of STEM Academy

STEM students put all they had learnt into practise when they welcomed younger peers into their unique school.

Year 10 students at BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, have spent a year at the newly established school, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at its core.

The STEM Creator Team – students with leadership roles – lead the Stemletts Day and welcomed Year 6 pupils into school.

The pupils from Little Parndon Primary Academy and Roydon Primary Academy took part in science, engineering and computer science activities.

Selen Salih, lead practitioner from Little Parndon, said: “The children at Little Parndon had a fantastic experience at BMAT STEM for Stemletts Day. They learnt so much from the outstanding students who were teaching at BMAT STEM. They left truly excited and wanting more.

“We look forward to more Stemletts Days in the future.”

BMAT STEM assistant headteacher Dave Ramsey said: “The day was about giving younger children an opportunity to take part in activities they would not have access to at primary school. We are starting to prepare the next group of children to take an interest in STEM subjects, showing them the cool things we can do.

“They really enjoyed the day. It is great to be able to show more children the resources and opportunities we have here at BMAT STEM.

“It was also really good to see our own students lead the day and the activities. It was an opportunity for them to demonstrate what they have learnt over their year with us. We learn things best by teaching, so it compounded their knowledge in the process.”

The school’s industry partners – such as Raytheon and Gratnells – provided prizes to be given to pupils on the day.

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