Year 5 Girls’ STEM Olympiad

Mrs Blackhurst organised a Year 5 Girls’ STEM Olympiad as a way of encouraging girls to focus on STEM subjects in a way that is not normally possible in classroom teaching.

Teams of 5 girls from 12 different schools used logical thinking, problem solving, accuracy and their prior knowledge to complete a series of challenging tasks.  For added motivation, some of the challenges had a competitive element. Teams from Great Whelnetham Primary CEVCP School, South Lee School and Dame Bradbury’s School won the Engineering, Maths and Science prizes. Overall winners and recipients of the STEM Olympiad trophy were Fairstead House School and Nursery. As a team, their overall scores across the challenges demonstrated a terrific depth of knowledge and understanding in all STEM subjects.

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