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Talbot Heath school hosts National Siemens SeeWomen STEM showcase

Posted on: 19/10/2017

Talbot Heath school were this year’s hosts for the national SeeWomen STEM showcase, a project formed of a unique collaboration between Siemens and the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) to inspire local school girls into Science and Engineering.

Talbot Heath school welcomed girls from a further 11 schools across the South Central region to attend the STEM showcase this week. Launched on International Women’s Day in 2016, the STEM showcase has been delivered in schools across the UK by a mix of professional presenters, Siemens STEM ambassadors, and GSA teachers. The SeeWomen showcase is a live stage show to inspire and motivate young girls to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and challenge gender stereotypes.

About hosting this year’s SeeWomen event Mrs Angharad Holloway, Head at Talbot Heath said, “We were delighted to host the Siemens SeeWomen event. Our vision for the future of education is STEAM-focussed and we are fully committed to the aim of achieving equal female representation in STEM fields”.

The project has been created especially for girls, to place the spotlight on modern STEM female role models in Siemens and beyond. Alexandra James, Schools Education and Outreach Officer at Siemens, introduced the interactive live stage show along with women colleagues from the local Siemens factory in Poole. The curriculum-linked show explored modern women’s ground-breaking contributions to science, technology and engineering, taking the audience on a journey into the world of STEM with captivating live stage experiments. BBC presenter and well-known scientist Fran Scott also performed at the show, at Talbot Heath, and excited the audience with thought-provoking activities to build their confidence, and motivate them to set future goals and raise their aspirations.

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