Cornwall educators get a lesson in STEM

Cornwall educators get a lesson in STEM

Truro and Penwith College recently hosted a STEM networking event for educators across Cornwall.

The event was attended by primary, secondary and FE teachers, local organisations and ambassadors, and followed Theresa May’s emphasis on the need to develop STEM subjects in her industrial strategy announcement.

Alongside networking opportunities and guest speakers – including Kim Conchie from the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce – were a series of interactive sessions led by the British Science Association, Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Physics.

Dr Jon Grey, programme team leader for science at the college, said: “It was great to see so many passionate people from across Cornish STEM education and industry coming together to improve the opportunities for young people in Cornwall.

“We are hopeful that this is the first of a regular programme of meetings that can give all parties engaged with STEM in Cornwall a forum to build partnerships, share best practice, learn new skills and discover possibilities to enhance the future prospects for young people.”

Main photo: An interactive plasma globe at the event