Issued: February 11, 2016
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King Harold Academy students attend Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) event in London
Nine Year 9 girls at King Harold Academy, Waltham Abbey, attended the Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) event organised and sponsored by Accenture UK at the Royal Institute, London.
The students were joined by hundreds of other girls from across London.
Tasked with designing a belt buckle using 3D software, Rosie Seddon won second prize - an iPod shuffle - for innovation and creativity while Amy Vallance won the programming prize - an Asus tablet - for the fastest code breaker!
The event was a great opportunity for the girls to experience different aspects of STEM and see how women can be a huge asset within the organisations.
The day featured speeches from CEOs, engineers, marketing executives - all of whom were women who worked for world renowned organisations - and MPs.
The girls were encouraged to develop their communication skills by working with girls from other schools in various workshops.
This enabled them to talk about their experiences and think about where they saw themselves in the future working within STEM.
Harmy Juttla, King Harold Academy's Curriculum Team Leader for Computer Science and Business Studies, said: “It was a highly motivational and inspirational day for all the girls who attended from King Harold Academy.”