The Prep School enjoyed its second ‘Lunch with a Scientist’ event of the year. A STEM ambassador discussed with the children the details of his job, some of his amazing experiences and he gave pupils the opportunity to look at some of the objects used in his investigations.
STEM ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value of the disciplines in life and careers. The pupils taking part were fantastic representatives of the Prep School; asking thoughtful, relevant questions on the fascinating topics discussed – and they were amazed at some of the things that they found out (as were the teachers).
The STEM ambassador visits form part of the Prep School’s Science curriculum where we aim to develop curious, knowledgeable children who are passionate about the ever-changing world around them. These visits allow pupils to link learning in school with real life situations and develop their Science capital (the measure of a child’s engagement or relationship with Science, how much they value it and whether they feel it is ‘for them’ and connected to their life).