As a girls’ school, we have an even greater responsibility to help close the gender gap in STEM-related fields – science, technology, engineering and math – where women continue to be vastly underrepresented.
As early pioneers of FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), adopters of Singapore Math and Science programs, and one of the first independent schools to introduce a fully integrated laptop program, Trafalgar Castle School has a long history of encouraging girls’ involvement in STEM.
This fall, Trafalgar Castle introduced more new and exciting programming to further expand the school’s STEM offerings and encourage girls to develop these important skills.
Project Management, a new interdisciplinary studies course team-taught by Chris Huxter and Rob Spessot, launched this past September. The course was designed with the fundamental principles of project management and engineering and helps students consolidate the skills required to solve problems and present findings beyond the scope of a single discipline. Incorporating Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE), students are applying technical, teamwork and problem solving to design and build underwater robots that tackle missions from the ocean workplace.
Learn more about the creative elective via the National Post Latest Edition article here.