In June this year we collaborated with Winchester Science Centre to organise an afternoon of STEM activities for school children from Southampton and Portsmouth.
100 children from 9 schools took part in two extensive workshops organised by HIOWAA that gave them hands-on experience of administering critical care with the paramedic team and planning emergency missions with the pilots.
All participating schools have been working with the Royal Academy of Engineering: Connecting STEM Teachers programme, run by The Royal Academy of Engineering, to complete a series of STEM challenges and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers.
Emily Thorpe-Smith, Director of STEM Engagement at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, told us:
“By collaborating with HIOWAA, the event perfectly engaged young people with a valuable STEM career within the local community. Every student got real-life experience of careers in the emergency services and the important role STEM skills play within this sector.”
Winchester Science Centre coordinates the Central South England STEM Ambassador Hub to help inspire young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.