STEAM Scouts is a weekly enrichment club incorporating all aspects of STEAM, with a large part dedicated to engineering.
Open to years 7 to 10, it sees pupils complete themed activities, online challenges and take part in Trust-wide events and trips.
This year’s theme is “What if Disney had STEAM?” in which pupils will look at specific Disney films and characters and complete STEAM-related tasks around them. For example, pupils will consider how to make a non-melting Olaf by looking at the difference between physical and chemical changes. Such activities will allow pupils to continue to build on their practical STEAM skills, whilst having the opportunity to earn achievements by applying those skills correctly.
Pupils will also have the opportunity to deliver STEAM sessions to younger pupils within our Trust primary schools and to take part in a STEAM Scout Show towards the end of the year, with the aim of showcasing their engineering skills.
Sessions take place weekly on a Wednesday / Thursday from 2.45pm to 3.45pm.
To find out more or to join, please speak to Miss Major…. she’d love to hear from you!
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STEAM Scouts used animation to support people to have a positive experience this Christmas.
For many, Christmas is often a joyful time, with plenty of turkey and gifts, however, that’s not the case for everyone.
STEAM pupils worked in teams to write, create and edit their very own animated short stories, each in support of a different charity – Samaritans, who help people in mental health crisis, The Trussell Trust, who help people living in poverty with food and bills, and the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch: Animal Centre, who can help animals abandoned at Christmas time.
In order to create their animated stories, pupils used storyboards to draw their frames, brought their characters to life with modelling clay, and took stop motion pictures, before editing the films.
Day of the Dead
STEAM Scouts learned about the history of Day of the Dead, took part in art and design face painting and learned the Spanish colours used on their skulls!
STEAM Scouts learned about the history of the gunpowder plot and how we can recognise chemical and physical changes by making sparklers.