Children from S. Anselm’s Preparatory School were  joined by pupils from local schools to take part in a fun-filled STEM activity morning.

Hosted at S. Anselm’s School grounds, the aim of the event was for pupils to have hands-on STEM experience of robotics and coding, to take part in art workshops and to benefit from a full-sized Astro-turf pitch by taking part in multi-sports sessions.

Children from Youlgrave Primary and Elton CE Primary schools attended the event and during the morning made charcoal drawings of African masks to take home, honed their ball skills and played games in the sports hall followed by indoor hockey taught by ex-England Under 21 player, Will Herne. The children then turned Sci Fi with an alien style game of Bulldog; using cones as space invaders!

The highlight of the morning was time spent in the School’s Lego Innovation Studio where pupils had the opportunity to build and race robots.



Liz Scott, Director of Studies said:

“Advancements in industry, on both a national and international level, highlight the importance of teaching STEM subjects to a high standard in school today. Here at S. Anselm’s our children are fortunate to have access to our Innovation Centre which includes the Lego Innovation Studio where they can use 3-D printing technology, learn coding and develop a range of analytical skills vital for the workplace of tomorrow. We wanted to share this facility with other local children and events like these are perfect for not only offering an opportunity to learn through fun and innovation, but they are also a great way for S. Anselm’s to build valuable relationships with other schools in the community.”

S. Anselm’s hosts STEM, art and sports activity days on a regular basis throughout the year and schools within 20 miles of Bakewell are very welcome to take part. If you would like to find out more, please contact Liz Scott.