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Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths – or STEAM – started at WHS with an appropriate bang in September 2017! Our Scientists in Residence have been showing us a range of new and exciting things. Read more about what we've been up to below and follow STEAM on Twitter to keep up to date with our ongoings...

  • At a special launch event for our amazing new STEAM space, Junior girls got embroiled in all sorts of workshops and experiments and enjoyed the watching the dramatic effect of Nitrogen Dioxide rolling down steps and bubbling away. Dr Christie Marr, Deputy Director of the Isaac Newton Institute (and WHS Alumna) spoke passionately about her love of maths and science before joining Mrs Lunnon in opening the new room officially, by setting off a couple of simultaneous and impressive explosions.
  • ICT students have been applying their programming knowledge to come up with a design for road safety in the Hacking STEM Microsoft for Schools event. 
  • Year 11 investigated how different materials can protect from U.V. radiation and so be used to make space suits, astronaut visors and the International Space Station.

  • Art and science worked together on launch night too as girls were encouraged to have a go at biological drawing.​
  • Year 7 captured fantastic light and colour physics photographs to launch their art project.
  • We've even seen STEAM merge with Religious Studies to create a Joseph's Technicoloured Dreamcoat dyed by extracting natural vegetable colourings!
  • Year 8 spent time in the STEAM room as part of their studies in Geography on the potential of renewables to address the UK's energy mix. Their challenge was to design a wind turbine that could create enough energy to lift a weight from the ground to desk level.