This year we have embedded STEAM into our Primary curriculum.
Our new approach to learning STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics--is an interdisciplinary method aimed at helping students develop vital transferrable skills and learning across subjects, through experimentation, trial and error and creativity.
The cross-functional approach to STEAM exemplifies how we can prepare students for the real world. It works on the premise that the world is complex and messy; that there is no such thing as a problem that can be solved through knowledge of chemistry or physics alone. Challenges are multifaceted and the thinking needed to find a solution must be as dynamic as the world around us.
Last 3rd November, children from our school travelled to the South East Asia STEAM Festival, held at Regents International School, in Thailand. The students designed, presented and reflected on their chosen projects and the feedback we received was excellent (as we would expect).
Mr. McGuinness, our Head of Science, details some of the fantastic events, activities and cultural experiences at the NAE-MIT Southeast Asia STEAM Festival in Thailand.