STEM Partnership Day
In partnership with the Engineering Development Trust (EDT), Lambrook held a STEM workshop for local Year 7 students from Kings International College, St Edward’s Royal Free School, Heathfield, Kings Academy and Lambrook.
Our STEM Partnership Day consisted of three problem solving activities relating to STEM subjects. The students worked in teams to apply their knowledge and devise practical solutions to problems. Across the day they had to make a marble roller coaster, design a satellite and create and trebuchet.
All the teams worked very well and showed excellent creativity, resilience and team work. It was great to see so many students enthusiastic about STEM; all subjects that will be vital in whatever career path they take.
Lambrook has established a rolling programme of Educational Partnership days, aiming to share our resources and specialist teachers with our local schools. We feel that there is great benefit in children and staff coming together to investigate new topics, share ideas and to collectively engage with academic topics.
The ISSP initiative sees Lambrook engage with local schools twice a term offering a different academic focus each time. Lambrook has established a new programme with a focus on partnership; encouraging collaboration between all schools involved.
A large number of School resources have been used including IT, classrooms and our Performing Arts Centre. Beyond this, a significant number of staff were fortunate enough to be involved in the day, all keen to share their resources and expertise.
The day involved 50 children from 5 different schools. We hope that we have helped to further stimulate curiosity around Geography, as well as offering wider independent learning and investigative skills, which the children can then apply to other areas of their education.
The children were aged between 10 years and 13 years. There was a balance of genders and a broad mix of academic ability.
The STEM Partnership Day will happen once every year.