International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Posted on February 20, 2024


Earlier this month, we saw the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and what better time is there to shout about the magic of science at The Maynard?

We consistently buck national trends, maintaining a healthy 50:50 split of STEM to Arts subjects being taken at GCSE, A-Level and beyond despite national statistics showing that girls are significantly less likely to pursue STEM disciplines. There are an incredible variety of STEM opportunities for budding scientists, mathematicians, engineers and more to enjoy: so far already this year we’ve hosted the Faraday Engineering Challenge and taken trips to Plymouth University and Brian Cox’s ‘Horizons’ show; coming up we have the First Lego League regionals, a biology field trip to Slapton, and a forensics and engineering outreach event to name a few; plus, our thriving lunchtime Science clubs always draw a huge crowd eager to get stuck into some truly advanced stuff away from normal classroom activities.

Our shining students in STEM and our wonderful female science teachers and technicians truly deserve to be celebrated!

We asked Head of Science, Mr. Ridler, to say a few words to mark the day too – watch his video below.