Breaking down career stereotypes

Park - STEMOrmiston Park Academy teamed up with Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), a social enterprise which campaigns for better gender balance in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) sectors, to deliver a workshop for female students to discuss qualifications and career routes into STEM-related industries.

The session, ‘People Like Me’, was aimed at female students who have demonstrated excellent progress or attainment in science and are thinking about pursing A-level science courses or would consider a career in a STEM-related subject. Thirty girls from Years 8-11, each accompanied by one of their parents, attended the event.

Delighted with the outcome of the event the academy look forward to future collaborations with WISE and Make It Happen, who have provided the funding for many STEM-related events and activities.

Sarah Thacker, Ormiston Park Academy Curriculum Leader for Science, said:

"We are very excited and honoured to have collaborated with WISE to deliver this event for our female students – all our guest speakers were so inspiring. Providing careers advice is such an important part of what we do at OPA and I hope all of our female students from this session feel more empowered than ever before to follow their dreams."