Congratulations go to Mrs Kate Finch who has been has been awarded the status of a School based Physics Coach after a successful application to the Institute of Physics. We are delighted for her and the PhysicS department who are now recognized as a ‘Lead School’ in the Stimulating Physics Network in Merseyside. Exciting times […]
We are thrilled that Miss Ruth Edwards, Head of Biology, has been selected to take part in a STEM INSIGHT placement within the Institute of Integrative Biology & School of Life Science Biology department at Liverpool University. STEM Insight gives teachers an opportunity to experience invaluable placements in a leading UK STEM organisation or […]
16 Year 10 high achievers in STEM subjects were invited to Blackburne House to gain valuable advice and guidance on careers in the construction industry. The aim of the event was to raise awareness to job roles that aren’t your traditional ‘dirty’ roles but those which require an excellent skill set and attitudes. The year […]
Year 9 STEM Day 26th June
We were very excited to be able to host a Smallpeice STEM day which was a first for us at St Hilda’s. The whole day was designed to excite and enlighten students about how STEM is so important in today’s society. Our students were asked to design and build a rainwater collection system that could be implemented into ‘Smart buildings’. These tasks also allowed students to develop important key skills of team work, communication, time management and creativity.
We are so thrilled that each pupil who completed the STEM day also receives a CREST Discovery award, which carries UCAS endorsements and can contribute towards the skills section of the D of E award.
Our year 9 pupils were very enthused about the day and it was great to see our future scientists working effectively in teams to build something so sustainable and useful. Students are becoming more conscious about the impact of science on the environment so we believe it is so important to show how science can benefit society in an increasingly technological world.