Sevenoaks School hosted its annual STEM Week event in March under the new title, STEMagination Week.
With the theme of creativity in science, the programme included online shows, lectures and competitions. The event was open to students and staff from Sevenoaks and other local schools, with over 30 schools taking part this year.
Organised by the department of science and technology, the event is part of Sevenoaks School’s ongoing outreach programme, which broadens access to resources for local schools and teachers.
The line-up of events this year included a 3D printing session of the Bloodhound supersonic car, a slow drawing class designed to explore the power of observation and a liquid nitrogen workshop.
Students also had the opportunity to watch and engage with shows from Science Made Simple, which broke down the science in sport, music, bubbles and engineering.
This event gives us an opportunity to explore ideas across different subject areas which may offer new perspectives – Dr Ali Galloni, Sevenoaks School
Guest speakers included Dr Matthew Chalmers, editor of CERN Courier magazine, who led a workshop discussing the vital role of science communication, and Dr Laura Hepburn, oceanographer, who spoke about her research into hydrothermal vents in the deep oceans using robotic technology.
Dr Ali Galloni, head of science and technology at Sevenoaks School, said: “This event gives us an opportunity to explore ideas across different subject areas which may offer new perspectives.
“It is so enjoyable to facilitate collaboration and discussion between the external speakers, our own school community and especially the wider schools’ network. We are delighted that so many have taken part in the event virtually this year.”
The event content will remain on the Sevenoaks School website for schools to continue to access as an ongoing STEM resource.
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