Positive news from the front line #BBCWeAreBradford
At a recent team meeting S4TP discussed how we could get the positive news stories from our young people out to a wider audience, and recognised that we as an organisation should play a stronger role in promoting and championing the voices of the young people we work with. So, we have started collating quotes from our students about how they are creating positive change, to share and ensure young people’s voices are heard.
Each month we are introducing the wonderful mentors that support the Big Ideas programme, in a feature we call ‘Meet the Mentor’. The programme and the students on it simply would not be the same if we didn’t have this mentor support from our business and community partners, and the mentors themselves get an awful lot out of it too. Find out more about the range of interesting and diverse mentors we work with on our Meet the Mentors page on the website!
February 11th 2019 was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The S4TP team shared a lot on social media about women and girls, historically and currently, who have had a big impact in the field of Science, and about the importance of role models and mentors to encourage more girls into STEM careers. We have found that there are a lot of misconceptions about STEM skills and STEM subjects, and we actively encourage our students to recognise that they all have elements of a scientist or an engineer within them. In the following article our programme coordinators have reflected on their relationship with STEM at school as well as currently: