STEM PROGRAMME WINS NATIONAL AWARD
We are delighted to announce that Repton's through-school STEM programme has won the Education Business STEM Award 2022.
Skills gained from an education rich in STEM pursuits with a focus on hands-on learning and real-world applications, enable Reptonians to solve material problems that face our generation.
Here STEM is accessible. Passionate teachers are on-hand to guide and inspire. At Repton Prep pupils engage in GreenPower F24 - designing and engineering their own electric cars and racing them at Goodwood and Aintree. F24+ at senior level will introduce electronics and gearing.
Repton Prep's Deputy Head, Academic, Mrs Sam Krbacevic says: "From a pupil being inspired to build her own solar powered Mars Rover, to a group of D&T Scholars racing their own electric car at Goodwood and pupils finding a sustainable new function for the disused power station in the next village, we encourage pupils here to apply their learning in practical ways. We are delighted that our rich STEM programme has won such a prestigious award."
STEM at Repton stood out to the judges from 32,000 schools across the country. From Prep to U6 STEM is part of daily learning for every pupil; science days for primary-aged pupils at the senior school include practical lab lessons and visits to the observatory. Y8 participate in the CREST awards, a scheme to inspire young people to think like scientists and engineers and our ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition challenges pupils to design products for mass market and pitch them to a panel made up of engineers, business leaders, entrepreneurs and scientists. Both Repton campuses run plentiful clubs and societies and regular talks and workshops with speakers such as Professor Robert Winston are well attended. The Engineering Society recently designed and built a functioning hovercraft whilst MedSoc participated in a fracture workshop with a leading orthopaedic surgeon. As a result of this exciting approach to STEM, each year Repton sees Y11 pupils gain places on the UK-wide Arkwright Engineering Scholarship.
Repton’s STEM team regularly host partner state schools from the village and across Derbyshire and our annual cultural exchange with Toyota Nishi High School Japan promotes scientific collaboration. Exciting international projects as a result of us being part of the global Repton Family of Schools further enhances STEM opportunities at Repton promoting limitless possibilities.