Local MP Caroline Dinenage has featured in a short video filmed by Year 9 pupils from Bay House about the gSTEM initiative at Gomer Junior School in Gosport.
Gomer Junior School has introduced gSTEM (Gomer: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)into its curriculum. Every Wednesday morning, the pupils take part in STEM projects at school. Pupils also have the opportunity to attend the gSTEM club and get involved in exciting after school projects, supported by the British Science Association’s CREST Star Award Programme.
The gSTEM programme aims to enable pupils to understand real world applications of STEM subjects by experiencing hands-on STEM activities that innovate, inspire and bring learning and career opportunities to life.
In Autumn 2015, Caroline visited Gomer Junior School to see gSTEM in action. On the day, year 9 pupils from Bay House School filmed pupils taking part in gSTEM projects and interviewed both staff and guests, including Caroline Dinenage MP.
“I was delighted to visit Gomer Junior School in November to see the fantastic gSTEM projects the pupils have been working on. I had the opportunity to talk with staff, key stakeholders and pupils, who told me all about their fascinating work using engineering, electronics and programming to better understand the mysteries of outer space.
“The gSTEM initiative is great because it engages pupils in subjects that so many of them find intriguing and thoroughly enjoyable. But as an MP I also know how important it is for our local economy to get these pupils involved in STEM subjects early on. Here in Gosport our local economy greatly relies on talented aeronautical engineers and it is wonderful that Gomer are taking such an innovative and enthusiastic approach towards training up our next generation of STEM specialists.”
The full video, filmed and produced by a talented cohort of year 9 pupils from Bay House School, is available online, here: http://gomerjuniorschool.co.uk/gstem/