STEM Week15 January 2018
Lately the UK’s Chief Inspector of Schools, Amanda Spielman, posed the question in a speech about the teaching of Science, ‘Without a broad(er) education, how are children to acquire vocabulary and learn about abstract concepts, as well as all the things they don’t encounter in their everyday lives?’ As if to address this issue instantly, our first week back from holiday has been BJAB’s own STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) week. With our ability to deliver depth and balance in learning, STEM week has been a perfect example of how these subjects can, when introduced at an appropriate and challenging level, inspire and motivate our children. We are indebted to Mrs Taylor, Mr Durkee and Mr Trenor for providing stimulating talks and activities and I hope they can be encouraged to visit again soon. We were also fortunate to have a visit from a group called Greenlight4Girls www.greenlightforgirls.org, with the anticipated result of much slime-making going on this weekend! My thanks go to Miss Bird and all the staff for returning to school with energy and enthusiasm for STEM.