Skirting Science 19th October 2016

On Wednesday 19th October, 133 teenage girls from eight of Staffordshire Secondary Schools took part in a STEM subjects careers educational event organised by Soroptimist International, Lichfield and District in Partnership with Entrust and South Staffs College at the Rodbaston Campus. The schools included Cheslyn Hay High, Clayton Hall Academy, The Friary School, Staffordshire University Academy, Rural Enterprise Academy, Chase Terrace Technology College, Codsall Middle School and The Hart School.

The aim of the day was to provide interactive workshops for local girls enabling them to experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, (S.T.E.M) activities raising awareness of career opportunities within these traditionally male dominated professions. (In 2015, only 14.4% of the UK’s STEM workforce was female.)

Enthusiastic presenters from JCB; Perkins; Marstons; Trutex; Wells plastics; Stafford University (Forensics); ENTRUST and South Staffs College delivered interactive and inspirational workshops on topics including: - Forensic Archaeology, Brewery Processes, Creative Media, Polymers and Chemistry in Clothing, Veterinary Nursing and Land Based Science.

Soroptimist International, Lichfield and District organised and coordinated the event in partnership with Entrust and South Staffs College for the 5th Consecutive Year continuing its commitment to educate, enable and empower women within their local community.