We are an accredited STEM school – standing for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Primary school age is the perfect moment to encourage children to explore and to understand and the links between these subjects. Whether making balloon-powered cars or a bridge made out of newspaper, it is an opportunity for children to problem-solve, design, create and explain. Through STEM, pupils develop a valuable set of skills including teamwork, resilience, reasoning and critical and creative thinking.
STEM at PGP is promoted in a variety of ways, including assemblies, STEM-themed days, workshops and a weekly STEM after-school club. Outside speakers are invited to the school to enhance the children’s learning experience. They come from a variety of backgrounds; their enthusiasm and commitment encourage young people to engage in STEM and to see the career possibilities that come from learning and linking STEM subjects.