Dulwich Talks! STEM event

This week saw the inaugural Dulwich Talks! event, loosely based around STEM activities.  Designed to inspire the children about their future, the wider world and potential career paths, Dulwich Talks! will tap into the expertise and experience of alumni, parents and staff.

We were delighted to welcome Libby Jackson, Human Spaceflight & Microgravity Programme Manager at The UK Space Agency, to school. Libby gave a sparkling presentation to Years 5-8 and parents about her career and interaction with astronauts including Tim Peake. The children were absolutely fascinated and there were lots and lots of questions. She was very encouraging and urged the children not to give up on their dreams. 

Former pupil Emily Ahlers, currently working as a structural engineer returned to school to lead a bridge building workshop with Year 8. There were some very interesting structures created – not many of which would be successful in real life! The children really enjoyed hearing about how Emily’s career post-Dulwich evolved, and it was very inspirational.

It was all happening in the DT Department, with Year 7 baking cookies with their custom designed cookie cutters made with the 3D printer. There were also boxes and mugs created, all ready in time for display on Open Morning. 

All in all, an exciting event that created a real buzz around the school.