Hugely successful ‘Girls into STEM’ day

Posted on November 23, 2018


Our second annual ‘Girls into STEM’ event on Monday 19 November proved another almighty hit with over 100 girls in Year 10, including those from The Maynard and four visiting schools, taking part in a packed programme of events. In addition to the truly inspirational careers presentations from visiting female engineers representing Arconic and Flybe, we also equipped the participants with some more practical engineering experience to test their capabilities and understanding. Each team was tasked with building a trebuchet to launch a projectile over a wall (accompanied by a devilishly difficult worksheet on the Physics of trebuchets) as well as programming a robot to find water on an alien landscape.

As one of the biggest all-girls based STEM events in the country for this age group, it was hardly surprising that the level of competition was incredibly high and we were also very impressed with the quality of team work displayed.  Our congratulations to the prize winning teams from Tiverton High School and Blundell’s although, it must be said, the Maynard girls truly gave them a good run for their money!