At Holly Lodge we encourage our students to become independent learners and offer as many opportunities as our students deserve, one of the ways we do this is through STEM.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, its initial objective is to create an environment where learning is done in a fun and exciting way developing skills which help students to become more independent thinkers. STEM subjects are prized for the transferable skills they teach, such as quantitative and analytical approaches to problem solving, team working and attention to detail. It is, therefore, important that tomorrow’s citizens and workers have the opportunity to gain a real sense of the value of STEM, in relation to employment and to the broader skills necessary to navigate through a complex and ever-changing world.
As part of STEM students have had the opportunity to go on various trips for example to the Skills Show at the NEC, year 8 students went to the Black Country Museum for the whole day for a Chemistry workshop. Students have had guest speakers and STEM ambassadors discussing careers and took part in various activities.
If you have any questions or queries about STEM and additional information about the opportunties for our stduents. If you are an school or business wanting to create a STEM link please do not hesitate to contact the STEM Coodinator.
Year 9 Visit to the Big Bang Fair at NEC
Rolls-Royce, Siemens and BAE Systems carried out brand activations at The Big Bang, a fair for UK scientists and engineers, which took place last week (11-14 March) at the NEC Birmingham, with 80,000 attendees.
The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. Everything is aimed at showing young people just how many exciting and rewarding opportunities there are out there for them with the right experience and qualifications. Holly Lodge year 9 students got the opportunity to visit the Big Bang Fair at the NEC on Wednesday 11th March 2015. Students got the opportunity to get involved in interactive workshops and exhibits, as well as meeting different people with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths careers.
We aim to introduce you to our school, outline some of the many opportunities it offers and to demonstrate our aim to provide a quality education for every child.