This week, the Junior School was a hub of activity with inspiring assemblies, hands-on workshops and exciting demonstrations all centred on science, technology, engineering and mathematics as the girls got involved in STEM week.
Visitors included science broadcaster, Dr Emily Grossman, who encouraged them to follow their dreams and explained that absolutely anyone can be a scientist and Dr Martin Carette who put the girls’ engineering and design skills to the test. We also welcomed Editor in Chief of the New Scientist, Sumit Paul-Choudhury and Professor Juliet Pickering from Imperial who introduced Year 5 to some of the mysteries of astronomy. The NHEHS Senior school students also came along to run workshops including demonstrating their amazing lego-build robots while Year 12 chemists welcomed us to the senior school labs for some hands on experiments. Finally, a firm favourite with everyone were the fabulous Bubbly Maths Pals whose show used unusual props to illustrate the mathematical fundamentals of shape and measurement. How many teachers can you fit in a cube?