National STEM Club Filming
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Club at Verulam School has been chosen to participate in a National STEM Club project run by STEM Learning, the UK’s largest provider of education support. The National STEM Club runs live, on-line sessions every fortnight, enabling young people, families and schools to take part in practical and hands-on STEM activities.
By working in “year group bubbles”, Verulam has been able to keep its STEM clubs running, despite the practical constraints imposed by COVID-19 this term. Being able to share their learning with others, on a remote delivery basis, is helping to make a real difference to other young people nationally at a time when they need it most.
Year 9 students at the school have been busy researching, preparing and filming a range of their favourite activities to showcase the importance of STEM subjects in our everyday lives. Their first film, experimenting with balloon rockets, went live on Wednesday 25 November.
Students have designed a range of further experiments using basic household objects so that those participating in the clubs at home can easily replicate what they are shown. Verulam students explain to their viewers how the results translate to the real world, helping bring the subject to life. The boys’ passion for, and knowledge of, the STEM subjects is clear.