Many of our students aspire to be engineers of one kind or another. All of them will need to be problem solvers and team workers. That's why we are so keen to make STEAM important in our school. STEAM brings together Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Maths and today is STEAM Day at Bloomsbury. Students were challenged to make three different timers using water and the equipment we provided. It was fascinating to see them wrestle with this problem. They had to propose solutions and sketch plans, they had to communicate and persuade each other. They had to try things, learn from their mistakes, and make improvements. Finally, they had to calibrate their designs.
Teachers were there to guide and advise, to offer hints when required but NOT to provide the answers. How did they get on? Here are some photos from the day and from the students involved. These included some young people from American Prep who joined us for the day. We are delighted to share our good practice with our neighbours.