STEM Fair success for children at Doncaster Primary school

Inspiring children and encouraging them to think about the world of work was the aim of a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics careers day at a Doncaster school.

Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 09:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:37 am

Pupils as young as five-years-old took part in the STEM day at Sandringham Primary.

Activities were delivered by ten local businesses working with the Doncaster Skills Academy, an initiative run by the Doncaster Chamber which supports students across the borough to become informed and inspired for their future careers.

Deputy head teacher at the school, Melanie Cokeham, said: “The STEM Careers Fair was a valuable experience for all our learners. The children and staff enjoyed the day and learnt lots. The after school parents’ event was well attended and was a brilliant end to a very successful day.”

Business and education officer, Doncaster Chamber and member of the Doncaster Skills Academy team, Rachael McEwan, said: “We would like to thank all the businesses who took part in this event, and provided the pupils with engaging and interesting information and activities. We would also like to thank Sandringham School for inviting us to deliver this to their students.”

Compliance co-Oodinator, TLS Ltd, Clive Pidgeon, said: “We had a wonderful day, the interaction from the children was fantastic, it made it a great experience.”