Graduate Design Manager, Harriet Latimer, recently spent the day at St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School in Soham teaching year two pupils about STEM and how lessons learnt in the classroom can be applied to real world work.
The talk is part of an initiative run by STEM Learning to encourage young pupils toward Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. As a STEM Ambassador Harriet received training from STEM Learning about the different ways to engage young pupils, with an emphasis on females within these industries. This is especially important for pupils in year two as they are at the age where they make their minds up about what they consider to be a male or female job.
Based around the story of the Three Little Pigs, Harriet tasked the pupils to design and build homes that would meet the clients needs. The pigs needed homes that could withstand the huffing and puffing of the wolf and keep them safe.