STEM on the Severn - a pupil's view
In the last of our features about the STEM on the Severn project - linking a school STEM club with a real life exhibition - student Luca, age 13, talks about what he thought of getting involved and the skills and experiences he had.
I started STEM on the Severn because I wanted to get involved with a stem project and the joining of the science and geography seemed to me like something I would be interested in. I also thought the idea of working with real scientists was a great opportunity for me.
I chose to apply for project manager as I like to lead and because it's one of the only stem projects I have been involved in I wanted to have an important role. Along the project I have learned to work as a team as well as lead and this will help me in a lot of different points in life not just in science. I also used science, geography and literacy skills to research, write up and design experiments. All the skills I have practiced and used in this project will probably help me in my future career if I take up a job in science or geography and as well a crest award is a good accolade that employers look for.
A lot of the research and samples the team are collecting are from the hypotheses that the team created for the project. Some of the first ideas in the project came from the teachers but as the project developed we had more involvement and took over the research and decisions about what samples the Anturus team needed to collect.
We still have a lot more to do on the project as we have only just received the samples but I have enjoyed working with Huw and the Anturus team on this project and definitely look forward to working with him on another project.
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