Ditcham Park School has been shortlisted for a National Award for its STEM Programme by the Independent Schools Association (ISA).
To prepare its pupils for the future, Ditcham Park School has developed a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths or STEM Programme which is intended to provide its pupils with the technological and creative skills increasingly needed in this Digital Age. The STEM programme, which was started last year, provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, problem solving, critical thinkers and designers in a carousel of workshops all taught by specialist teachers. The Programme includes visits to the Big Bang STEM Fair and visiting speakers who are at the forefront of technology such as a Director from Google UK who talked to students about Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality. Headmaster, Graham Spawforth, says “We are delighted that our outstanding STEM Programme has been shortlisted for a National Award. Our pupils are developing the skills and technological awareness that are increasingly needed in this Digital Age.”
The criteria the judges were looking for was evidence of innovation and outstanding provision in one or more STEM disciplines, including innovative teaching methods, extra-curricular provision, or engagement with the wider community.
The ISA Awards is an annual event that celebrates success in the Members’ schools, and recognises the breadth of quality and provision in independent education across the country. The Awards cover everything from Early Years provision, to innovation in Performing Arts or STEM.
Judging took place over the Summer and the winners will be revealed at a prestigious Awards Ceremony in November, hosted by Paralympic Gold Medallist, Danny Crates. Ditcham eagerly awaits the results!