Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education, opened the Gosport STEM Centre earlier today.
The Gosport and Fareham Multi Academy Trust have created the Gosport STEM Centre which is based at Bay House School. The Centre aims to highlight the importance of sharing STEM learning with children from as young as possible and will be accessed by Gosport pupils and the community.
This STEM Centre, the first in the country to be based within a school, will open up a host of opportunities for all Gosport pupils inspiring learning and bringing career opportunities to life.
Commenting Caroline said:
"It is fantastic that the Secretary of State has agreed to open the Gosport STEM and see the work and time that the Gosport and Fareham Multi Academy Trust have invested into STEM learning.
As we look towards the future, we know we need equip our young people with skills to succeed. This new STEM Centre will make a big difference for local children for years to come."
Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP said:
"It has been brilliant meeting the children, staff and local businesses who are supporting the Gosport STEM Centre.
This is great for helping the inventors, the developers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. The STEM Centre is for all of the schools across the Gosport peninsula and that is really important so that all schools get the chance to benefit."
Ian Potter, Chief Executive of the Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust said:
"The GFM is really proud and pleased to be open the Gosport STEM Centre because of the opportunities it will bring to the young people of the town and the wider community. It is the only the STEM centre in the country based within a school, with the National STEM Centre based in York. It therefore puts Gosport on the national map for the initiative it demonstrates in how our schools are moving forward with STEM related teaching.
There are so many employment opportunities in the local area connected with STEM industry and so we are committed to understanding how an engineer thinks and works being a significant part of our provision in our schools."