The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Club at Verulam School has been chosen to participate in a National STEM Club project run by STEM Learning, the UK’s largest provider of education support. The National STEM Club runs live, on-line sessions every fortnight, enabling young people, families and schools to take part in practical and hands-on STEM activities.
We have been able to keep our STEM clubs running, despite the practical constraints imposed by COVID-19 this term, by working in year group bubbles. Being able to share our learning with others, on a remote delivery basis, is helping to make a real difference to other young people nationally at a time when they need it most.
Year 9 students have been busy researching, preparing and filming a range of their favourite activities to showcase the importance of STEM subjects in our everyday lives. Their first film, experimenting with balloon rockets, went live on Wednesday 25th November.
The club sessions can be accessed here.
Students have designed a range of further experiments using basic household objects so that those participating in the clubs at home can easily replicate what they are shown. Our students are able to explain to their viewers how the results translate to the real world, which really helps bring the subject to life. The boys’ passion for, and knowledge of, the STEM subjects is clear.
“Being able to run our STEM club has been really rewarding to us as staff as well as for the students. It has given the students an environment to extend their passion for the STEM subjects and take ownership of a project that they know represents them and the school.”
“It’s been wonderful to see that the pupils are so engaged and to see how they work together to discover more. We are really excited about continuing working with STEM Learning over the next academic year.”
Miss Howells and Mrs Cornmell, STEM Club teachers
“We really enjoy STEM club and we think it’s great to advance our knowledge of STEM subjects. Being part of the videos has also been great fun”.
Year 9 Students