Children get up close to popular machines

Children at Monkhouse Primary School have just completed their first STEM Enrichment Week.
Children at Monkhouse Primary School have just completed their first STEM Enrichment Week.

Pupils have been learning more about machines they use and getting inside them as part of a school project.

Children at Monkhouse Primary School in North Shields completed their first STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) enrichment week with great success.

The theme was ‘marvellous machines’.

Pupils also received visits from industry and education specialists including Procter & Gamble, Go Motorsport, TDR Training, Orca Seaways, GE Oil and Gas and scientists from Northumbria University.

At the end of the week, the children’s final products were displayed at a STEM fair.

STEM leader Eve Morton said: “This is the first week of its kind to be held at Monkhouse. Everyone enjoyed the great opportunities to explore STEM through such an exciting range of activities.

“The feedback has been so positive that we will be doing similar projects again in the future. We owe huge thanks to all those businesses and specialists who have helped make this a success.”