Our Girls into STEM programme of events aim to encourage 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. 

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How it works

Company visits

EESW arranges 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.  

University visits

Pupils have 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. 

Why take part

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.  

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

EESW gratefully receives funding from the Welsh Government Education Directorate to run its Girls into STEM programme.  

Girls into STEM partner organisations

The Girls into STEM Programme is part-funded by the Welsh Government Education Directorate.