Science Summer School 2017, hosted by Professor Brian Cox, is in its 6th year. It aims to inspire the next generation of British engineers and scientists on 25th and 26th July 2017.
The St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School has been successfully running for 5 years. Its aim is to inspire 11-
Skills shortages in STEM sectors represent a real threat to the UK’s capacity for growth. Employers struggle to find enough future employees suitably qualified in STEM to meet demand. Although young people value mathematics and science education, many do not study STEM subjects beyond GCSE and currently too few are inspired by STEM to pursue such choices beyond compulsory education.
The St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School aims to promote the achievement and uptake in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects and careers. 250 pupils will have the opportunity to attend this unique London-
In the evening, parents, families, friends and other guests will attend a reception which will include interviews with scientists and pupils by Professor Cox, BBC broadcaster and professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester. Professor Cox will be the host throughout the event as he has been for the past 5 years. Lord Andrew Mawson, who is a co-
The Science Summer School has forged and continued links with a number of internationally renowned institutions. These institutions have, and continue to support the SSS through a range of methods including financial support, resources, advertising and personnel. Institutions working with the Science Summer School include, Lloyd’s Register Foundation, XL Catlin, Queen Mary University of London, UCL and GlaxoSmithKline, amongst others. Notable individuals who have been involved with the project include Professor Jim Al-
Associate Headteacher Phil Akerman says, ‘This super event is a key part of our STEM strategy. We have a great track record of sending students, who have been part of this event, to top universities to read STEM subjects.’
Each year the event has evolved and developed. Evaluations from 2016 were exceptionally positive and following the event 91% of young people said that they would like to study a STEM subject at university. 77% said that they were either already studying or intended to study Science at Sixth Form.
In 2016 the School started to go national, with young people joining us not only from schools across east London but also from schools in Bradford and from the north of England. On the 28th September this year Professor Cox and Lord Mawson will replicate the Science Summer School in Cumbria in partnership with the nuclear industry there, a local school and partners in the local community. Please see the website below for further information about the Science Summer School.