Girls STEM Day at the Royal Institute

Year 8 Prep School pupils visited the Royal Institute for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) day where they participated in code breaking activities and were given the opportunity to speak to ladies who work in these industries.

After an introduction about how girls can study STEM they were given their first challenge – a code-breaking activity. The Ardingly team of 6 beat all the other schools, and Laura Crooks won an IPod Shuffle as a result of breaking all the codes.

A discussion session with the female industry experts followed; the girls gained an insight into their careers and experiences. 

A Hakitzu Hackathon followed lunch, this consisted of an iPad game where players could move by writing a code. Abigail Horton won a game and an amazing prize – a tablet!

The girls had a fantastic day  "We had learnt so much, and  were inspired to think about possibly having a career in the STEM subjects.”