This year, Chesterfield High School has been encouraging all students to study STEM subjects in the hope to tackle the gender divide in science and to encourage more students to consider STEM careers.
In October, a group of year 11 girls attended an Ada Lovelace day event at the NHS Blood and Tissue Bank in Speke. The students really enjoyed the day and even got to dress up as tissue bank scientists and see donor organs being created from different body parts.
More recently, a group of year 8 and 9 girls attended a Women in STEM day organised by the Crosby Soroptomists. The students really enjoyed the day and were able to talk to women who had varied careers in science from working as robotics programmers in Jaguar Land Rover to testing children with meningitis at Alder Hey Hospital. The events were a huge success and speaking to the students after the events it is clear that we are encouraging our girls to make their mark in the world of science.