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Female students inspired by STEAM

A group of female students took part in ‘Women in STEAM’, an event held at Rockingham Motor Speedway, which encouraged female students to consider STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Maths) based Higher Education choices by exposing them to the potential career options the subjects could lead into.

A group of female students took part in ‘Women in STEAM’, an event held at Rockingham Motor Speedway, which encouraged female students to consider STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Maths) based Higher Education choices by exposing them to the potential career options the subjects could lead into.

Throughout the day, the Years 9, 10 and 11 students took part in a range of exciting workshops and activities, provided by industry experts in the field. The students had a go at building a kit kart with Max Velocity, listened to an inspiring talk from Astrophysicist Dr Rebecca Smethurst who spoke about how she turned her love of space at school into a career, explored crime scenes and forensics with the Metropolitan Police and learnt how to perform CPR.

Mrs Watson said: ‘The day was incredibly insightful for the students who gained great knowledge of how the different STEAM subjects linked to the specific careers displayed at the event.

‘The students were all incredibly engaged throughout the day and were able to take part in lots of practical activities relating to different industries. I think the day has been a real eye opener to the students who are now able to see the incredibly wide variety of careers STEAM subjects can lead to. This will help the students make more informed decisions when choosing their options at GCSE, A-level and beyond.’

The event was organised by Big Bang, Learn by Design, NCOP Pathways and the University of Northampton.