Tagtiv8 STEM Workshop - Feb17

Date: 13th Mar 2017 @ 10:40am

You may remember that back in November, Penkford School was awarded a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) grant of £500 from The Royal Institution, to help us fund a day full of problem solving.

As such, on Tuesday 7 February Bryn, from Tagtiv8, joined us at school to host a series of workshops with pupils across Key Stages 2 and 3. During these workshops pupils were given the opportunity to engage in a wide range of learning experiences and activities, combining mathematics with physical education. The games were not only lots of fun, but also got us moving around whilst working together to solve problems and reason about mathematics. After the school day, Bryn stayed behind and joined our staff in a meeting to demonstrate and explain how activities such as these help enrich the curriculum and how the activities could be adapted for lots of different subjects.

Pupils at Penkford found the workshops very enjoyable and staff commented upon how useful the training session was. There were lots of giggles as we ran around the school hall all engaged, pretending to be different animals, whilst solving problems.

Reporting back after the day, Bryn said:

“There were some wonderful moments in terms of student engagement, positive attitudes, determination and self-esteem. The fluency of some of your students really was impressive. The team at Penkford certainly have my utmost respect and admiration; I definitely think more people would benefit from visiting your setting and seeing the successes you have achieved to date.

Well done to all those who got involved!

Visit http://tagtiv8.com for more information.

Penkford School. Wharf Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 9XZ

Tel: 01744 678745 | Fax: 01744 678748 | Email: penkford@sthelens.org.uk