9 March 2023
This is one of many exciting recent STEAM successes at FHS, with other current projects including the launch of a high altitude helium balloon to the stratosphere, the building of a large-scale model of an African Savanna biome and using aquaponics and aeroponics to grow soil-free salad and herbs for our students and staff to enjoy at lunch.
Our STEAM programme aims to prepare our students for a fast-changing technological world and complements our double national-award winning Creative Enterprise programme. Girls are encouraged to develop their problem-solving, leadership and teamwork skills and learn how to fail, while enjoying exercising their imaginations and learning about the many fascinating real life applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts and Maths.
We have consequently seen huge increases in the number of FHS students choosing to study STEAM-related subjects at university. This year, 16 students out of a year group of 73 are going to study pure STEM (not including Economics or Maths), and last year three FHS students went on to read engineering, including Mechanical Engineering at Oxford, Chemical Engineering at Imperial and Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering at Sheffield.
Congratulations to our Year 10 physicists and our wonderful Science department who have supported and inspired them, and thank you to St Helen’s for hosting another fantastic tournament.
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