Moving on to the STEAM programme, this academic year the BISB students are going to take part in plenty of exciting challenges and events.
STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths, but as our students know it, it’s “Making Awesome Stuff”, things that are not only purposeful but are aesthetically pleasing as well.
This academic year, the students at BISB will be involved in several STEAM challenges around the concept of Super Heroes, inspired by the work done by research professors at MIT. However, before then, the students from Years 7 – 13 will be involved in a “taster” STEAM Challenge as part of their Challenge Day – working collaboratively to make musical instruments from a selection of recyclable and reusable materials.
Later in the term, the students from Reception – Year 8 will be involved in the first of the official MIT Challenges: Epic Identity. The children will work together, thinking about how technology can be worn to give a human almost “superhero” qualities.
In June 2019, we have the opportunity to send twenty students to the European STEAM Workshop (delivered by staff from Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Warsaw but before then, we will be lucky enough to see the completion of the STEAM Room in school (a creative space that can be booked and used by classes to design and create things, using all the latest technology - as well as lego and plasticine!).
Charlotte Trout, STEAM coordinator at BISB