Leeds City Academy


STEM ambassador training at York University

 Developing potential in Science and Technology

Leeds City Academy’s Year 8 girls went to the University of York to be trained as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Ambassadors in April.

They worked with school groups to learn how to deliver a range of science demonstrations, as well as taking part in a presentation skills session. The demonstrations included shooting balloon rockets, absorbing nappy gel, crushing doll heads and foam in a vacuum.

The girls also put their creative skills to the test to bring science and space alive through making a paper rocket and planets from playdough in workshops. These events were followed by a group presentation, where each group received constructive feedback.

The group took part in a tour around the University during which they had the opportunity to see and use the various telescopes and find answers to their many questions.

Mr Apsega said: “The skills and experience learned from this trip will be invaluable to all the pupils involved. They will also be applied in teaching and promoting science in local primary schools in the near future. Well done to our new STEM Ambassadors.”

Photo Credit: With permission from University of York - https://www.york.ac.uk/physics/astrocampus/facilities/