Supporting STEAM at Ivanhoe College
Last week we were delighted to support the Ivanhoe College STEAM Show with sponsorship of a prize and our very own Liz Miller, School Liaison Officer for the College, attended the event and talked to the students about their inspiration, the findings of their projects and even took part in some hands on demonstrations!
Ivanhoe College explained more about the event:
The S.T.E.A.M. Show gives the students, aged 11-14, the opportunity to showcase their ingenuity, creativity and technical skills in Science, Technology, Engineering (including computing), Design(Art)s and Maths. Working in teams, or individually, students are in complete control of their projects: from the choice of topic, through to how they tackle the workload. Some students undertake research to further their knowledge, others conduct experiments to prove a hypothesis, many students will produce prototype products - there really is no limit to what they can do. We are proud to be able to say that the event is also completely inclusive, offering additional support where needed to help disadvantaged students and students with special educational needs meet their full potential.
On the day of the show the 49 students involved not only had to present their project to a panel of judges, but also entertain and inspire hundreds of year 7 students as they gave them a sneak peek of their work. At the main evening event around 70 visitors, including representatives from businesses, the town council, school governors and family members, as well as past winners who have moved onto Ashby School, were able to browse the stalls and talk with students about their inspiration, the findings of their projects and even take part in hands on demonstrations. The atmosphere at the evening event was amazing one visitor said, “ It is great to see pupils of different ages and abilities working together on these super projects. These are the skills that can’t be learnt in a classroom.” It really was an incredible celebration event.