Our STEAM Girls programme takes inspiring content from our other STEAM programmes and presents it in an empowering environment for females. Sadly, women are still largely under-represented in the technology industry and on computer science courses across the country.
We want to address this imbalance. We teach girls at the same high level as our mixed programme, but with a special focus on building their confidence for going into industry and pursuing their passion.
Students will learn from inspiring teachers on how to program tiny handheld computers called Microbits. They’ll decide whether they want to create a game, robot or music player. They’ll be able to take their Mircobit away with them at the end, keep up what they’ve learnt and see where their creativity takes them.
With arts sessions alongside their computer science workshops, they’ll be coached to express their ideas and collaborate together across backgrounds, interests, and experiences. This is ideal preparation for taking up a coding role in a variety of industries, since coders will be required to work with non-technologists and creatives too.
If students are approaching GCSE’s, they’ll benefit from our STEM activities, which apply core syllabus content. While recapping their knowledge, girls will also discover the link between these subjects and real-world applications.