Bonfire-themed exploration at STEM Club
November 11, 2021

Rydal Penrhos pupils got the chance to investigate more about the science behind Bonfire Night during a recent STEM Club session.

Incorporating topical themes into learning is something that forms a core component of Rydal Penrhos’ ethos. This allows our pupils to discover new things, engage in meaningful conversations and become inquisitive both within a classroom setting and throughout the varied programme of extra-curricular activities available on a daily basis.

STEM is much more than just science and mathematics concepts. The focus of hands-on learning with real-world applications helps develop a child or young person’s ability to think outside of the box, to project manage different scenarios, it enhances creativity and enables pupils to be more prepared for the 21st-century.

Other skills attained through STEM learning include problem-solving, real-time thinking, igniting curiosity, promoting leadership and perhaps most importantly, learning from mistakes and reacting accordingly.

These important development tools go a long way in preparing them to be innovative throughout their academic subjects and whatever our pupils choose to pursue in higher education and the working world.

Another fine example of putting themes into action came during a recent STEM Club session on Friday 5 November, which delved deeper into the science behind Bonfire Night.

Pupils in attendance got the opportunity to investigate different flame colours, in addition to the concept of sparkles and propulsion throughout what was a hugely enjoyable and informative session for all involved.

The information acquired by each pupil will undoubtedly serve them well in terms of fire safety and their studies as part of the strong curriculum at Rydal Penrhos. We would like to thank all staff involved for providing a safe, engaging environment for our eager learners to thrive.


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