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Steam School hosts a weekly live broadcast with innovators from the world of science, tech & digital media for #TALKTECHTHURSDAYS. By showcasing the stories of young innovators, and discussing tech trends and scientific breakthroughs, Steam School inspires students to raise their aspirations and to develop a new awareness about how rapid technological change is transforming the world in which we live. At the end of each broadcast, students are invited to complete a weekly mini challenge using their innate creativity and problem solving skills in a real world context.
Launched at the beginning of January 2018, Steam School has introduced schools to a wide variety of STEAM role models including US based Astronaut Abby, Craig Fenton, Director for Strategy and Operations at Google UK & Ireland, Pepper the Companion Robot, Rob Bennett, Chief Inspirer at BLOODHOUND SSC and digital entrepreneur, Hannah Anderson, co-founder of Social Chain.
Steam School is an excellent resource to embed STEAM across the curriculum and can be used in a variety of way including lunch time clubs, after school clubs, assemblies, form time programme, careers lessons and in curriculum time.
“Our school is just in the process of signing up to the STEAM School programme and having already viewed one of the broadcasts, I can confidently say that it is a great way of exposing young people to a wide range of guest speakers from STEM, Tech and Creative Digital industries, with the added bonus that all students can enjoy the benefit of this experience by watching the videos as part of class-time, form-time and extra-curricular activities!”
Founder – Jade Parkinson-Hill
Steam School was founded by former school leader, Jade Parkinson-Hill. For the past 12 years Jade has been involved in launching and leading new schools across the North West. Most notably, in 2015, Jade was named one of the ‘top 100 women in video games’ in recognition of her role in establishing the UK’s first ‘geek’ school in Liverpool.
Jade has been interviewed on TV, radio and the press, including the BBC, Radio 4 and The Times Education Supplement talking about her passions of tech and entrepreneurship, in particular, motivating and supporting young entrepreneurs.
After leaving school leadership in 2016, Jade supported STEM schools in England as a consultant. It was at this time that the idea for Steam School was born.
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