Steaming through STEM week at Hills Grammar

STUDENTS FROM THE HILLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL in Kenthurst have spent a week immersed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). STEM week allowed students from the Senior School to exercise their creativity and explore different theories in the related subjects.

Teachers and the Director of Learning and Teaching encouraged the students to apply their knowledge and develop their own solar powered water heaters. Despite being one of the coldest weeks on record for 2019, the students persevered and delivered their projects and results. Their hard work was then displayed during a showcase evening, where supporting teachers and staff allowed the individuals to present their findings.

When they weren’t busy coming up with creative plans for their projects, teachers dedicated lessons to the subjects including understanding an electricity bill. There were more fun approaches as the students were also involved in challenges, such as a water challenge, and marshmallow challenge.

It was a great way to engage students in collaborative learning, and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects