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STEM Events Series

What is STEM?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs are expected to grow at double the rate of other occupations, creating over 14 million jobs between now and 2023.

The top most well-paid graduate jobs are in the STEM industry. And yet uptake of STEM subjects at A-level and university nationally remains low and male-dominated, with only 12% of students studying STEM subjects at university being women and only 3% of them entering a STEM-based career. 

Through a programme of  STEM activities delivered through lessons, activities, trips, lectures and competitions, students throughout the entire school, from nursery to A-level, have the opportunity to be inspired and to learn more about these subjects and careers they lead to.

Our STEM events are ever-evolving and ever-changing,  see below a full list and check back regularly for updates.

I-fly balanced forces

Year Six have an opportunity to experience Skydiving as part of an exciting and educational Science trip.

This will support the work that we have been doing on balanced forces. 

The balanced forces on a skydiver form the basis of many exam questions, not just at Key Stage 2, in Year Six, but again in Key stages 3 and 4. So to actually experience those balanced forces should form a valuable learning experience, as well as being great fun.

Being an educational group, our session will also involve a briefing about the Forces and the Science behind the skydiving before undertaking two “flights” per pupil.  The organisation website is www.airkix.com, if you would like to look at any further details about the activity itself.

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