What is STEM?
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating all children in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in a combined way. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning approach based on real-world applications.
STEM at Brocks Hill
At Brocks Hill Primary School, we believe that teaching children in STEM, we are helping to prepare children for further education and allowing children to develop skills for jobs that don't yet exist.
For STEM Week 2019, all of the children in Brocks Hill were set a challenge. This challenge asked them to invent something that could 'Change the World'. They had the choice as to whether this would make a difference globally or to our everyday lives.
The children took this challenge on board and created phenomenal products. Not only did they design and make these products, they carried out extensive research to ensure that they were able to talk about their invention in-depth.
At the end of the week, an exhibition was held where the children had the opportunity to present their creations to not only their peers and teachers but to our governors and the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Michael Kapur OBE.
This was a huge success and all children demonstrated lots of STEM skills and key learning behaviours.