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Our Girls into STEM initiative is a popular programme of events aimed at encouraging female pupils to take an active interest in STEM subjects prior to their GCSE subject choices.

Visits are arranged for groups of 8-45 pupils to a company or university department.

Programmes include:
  • An introduction to the company / organisation
  • A site tour
  • Practical hands-on activities
  • Inspiring talks by role models in STEM

Visits are very beneficial for the pupils as they gain an insight into how the company operates, experience what goes on there and develop an appreciation for the different working environments that exist.

 

Company visits

Visits to local companies for pupils to gain an insight into the company’s activities, experience what goes on and develop an appreciation for the different environments that exist.  Pupils meet employees who discuss their background and roles within the company, have a tour of the site, and the day involves a practical activity.  

They will be encouraged to relate their observations to their school subjects, particularly STEM, and discuss how their choice of GCSE subjects will influence their own possible career path.  

Lewis Girls school site visit

Lewis Girls school site visit

University visits

Pupils will get the opportunity to visit university engineering departments, where they will be given a tour of the facilities and engage with activities under the supervision of university staff. The day is designed to show what university life is like and to encourage girls to consider going to university to study STEM subjects. 

The programme for each visit will involve:

  • an introduction to the university;
  • a brief outline of STEM subjects in the university;
  • hands on activities;
  • an overview of the day outlining career opportunities for girls in STEM areas;
  • questionnaire and pupil/teacher feedback