Millom School STEM Club
Millom STEM Club has had a busy summer. Apart from a quick cancellation of one activity due to the sudden increase in positive covid cases within the community; the Club has carried out most of its activity commitments and seen 160 youngsters take part.
It has been a pleasure seeing so many keen smiling faces working on science subjects that some would have found daunting but in the end, at least learnt something new. Meeting new faces and working as teams is an all-important part of the learning process.
Working in collaboration with the Cumbria Police with the forensics activity, added a truly awe-inspiring dimension to the Club’s programme; the huge smiles on the youngster’s faces was a vision to behold. We will be working towards developing similar links with other organisations. Adding the real world aspect is what STEM is all about.
A note to those youngsters who feel they have the time and commitment and interest, to work on projects that will lead to a British science Association Crest award; come and have a chat at the Network Centre. These awards are recognised by UCAS and industry and will help in securing work and university places. All our past students have succeeded in seeking their preferred career path and many are STEM Ambassadors and support the Club.
We are now putting plans together for another round of activities and hoping our funding applications come to fruition so we can purchase equipment and replenish supplies.