Year 7 Girls' Stemnet Day

28th January 2015

Our year 7 girls got stuck in some exciting Stemnet activities as part of the national drive to encourage girls into Science and Mathematics based careers. The activities were run by Canterbury Christ Church University College PGCE Students, training to become maths and science teachers. The girls thoroughly enjoyed two out of the following three sessions:

Mission impossible: Mathematical Mission to get into a volt and crack a safe

Pirate Adventure: Three different maths activities to earn materials to build a raft which would be able to float and carry lego pirate and canon

Monsters Ink: Activities on ecology and natural selection using monsters as the organisms to compete for food.

An added bonus for us, the teachers, was to see two of our own ex students running the sessions. Miss Henrietta Dubbins and Miss Francesca Smith are both in the final stages of their PGCE course, training to become brilliant maths teachers. It was so lovely to have our home-grown talent back with us and we are sure that we will see our year 7 girls doing the same in 10 years' time!

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