Junior School STEM Learning Zone
Trinity College has a strong culture of nurturing and developing young men and is continually looking to evolve its learning environment to cater for the different ways in which boys learn.
In 2018, the College opened a new STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Learning Zone in the Junior School.
Maths and coding teacher Paul Presser has had a large influence on the STEM program in the Junior School and believes STEM education is necessary for all students.
These subjects teach students how to think critically and how to solve problems - skills that can be used throughout life to help them get through tough times and take advantage of opportunities whenever they appear.
Educating students in STEM subjects prepares them for life, regardless of the profession they choose to follow” - Paul Presser, Maths and Coding Teacher
The STEM Learning Zone allows students to develop skills needed for the 21st century in a focused, specifically designed space, complete with a coding classroom, maker space, green wall and a variety of new technologies. The aim is to inspire students by the new technology around them to foster a life long love of learning in the ever changing future.
Along with a new space, the College has chosen many new technologies to captivate young learners. "Robotics have been our natural focus as we have witnessed a rise in educational learning tools like the Sphero, Edison and the Lego Mindstorm - robots that teach the students how to code,” Head of Digital Technologies Adam Gage said. With these robots, students will have hands on experience writing programs to solve challenges with robots, testing their algorithms and seeing their results for all important instant feedback. Additional technologies in the STEM Learning Zone include smart boards/e-boards, enhanced video conferencing, and virtual reality.
If you'd like to visit the new STEM Learning Zone, please click here to book a tour.