12 May 2021

Island School STEM X Club

From ‘Would you rather be a fish or a bird?’ to ‘Walk or run in the rain?’, these are just some of the topics that Year 7 and Year 8 students discussed in the latest extra-curricular activity, STEM X Club this year.

The club, runs by a group of motivated and dedicated Year 12 students, aims to enrich student’s interdisciplinary knowledge of STEM based subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through research and group projects, so that students extend their learning beyond the classroom.

Miss Lorraine Harte, Supervising teacher commented: “It is fantastic to see the Year 7 and Year 8 students embrace this ECA with such enthusiasm. The students have been exploring black holes and the universe, technologies of self driving cars, the power of potatoes, cutting edge cancer treatments and, natural versus manmade habits and their impact on animal behaviour. The guidance provided by the Year 12 STEM club student leaders to the younger students is inspiring”.

STEM X Club students are looking forward to presenting their research projects during this year’s annual Island School STEM week.