16th May 18
Our STEAM Week focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths and included student presentations, experiments, special events and workshops.The highlight of this week has been our STEAM week with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics activities, displays and talks. STEAM subjects are important to promote a culture of scientific thinking and reasoning based on evidence and active participation (learning by doing). During our Open Day, on Wednesday, we were able to welcome several parents and visitors. Many pupils from 6º Primary to 1º Bachillerato were able to explain in great details and with confidence, the science behind the experiments, demonstrations and their learning. Everyone from 2 years old and upwards visited the laboratories and classrooms to learn from expert ‘teachers’. Our displays included the opportunity to think about and try ‘foods of the future’ in the shape of meal worms and grasshoppers, the firm favourite being the pizza with meal worms. The food was surprisingly tasty! I hope you were able to see the report which came out on the TPA about our STEAM activities. Infants displayed their experiments with plants and flowers, including their ‘dolls’ made with soil and birdseed hair. Almost all of them now have their green hair growing well. They have also experimented with carnations put in different coloured water, growing lentils in light or dark conditions and learnt about aromatic and medicinal plants with examples they are looking after in the classes.
We also enjoyed augmented reality house designs from students in Secondary, as well as a demonstration of Zowe singing and movement through a maze. During the week we had exhibitions from the ONCE Foundation, a tank with some very brightly coloured small frogs, a display of geodes and our works of art throughout the school. Primary students have had a talk from the Red Cross about ‘Blood, the liquid of Life’. Seniors and some parents were privileged to hear a talk from Dr. Cabanillas on ‘Precision Medicine: the new frontier of molecular biology’. Students in ESO took part in a series of interactive Mathematics challenges and puzzles, which certainly got them all thinking, problem solving and working as a team. To see the pictures of the different activities click on the image below.