As part of a class project, six Year 6 students are taking on the challenge of changing the statistics of women in STEM fields, starting with shaping the minds of Primary students at Emanuel School.
After researching and learning about the United Nations Development Goals in 2017, the girls designed a team of 6 superheroes, the STEAMA 6 (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Astronomy). Together, these heroes would fight for gender equality in leadership roles in STEAM fields. The students built on this project as part of their WOW time in 2018 and are involved in the Tech Girls are Superheroes competition.
As part of this competition, the students will use Design Thinking to find a problem in their community and develop a solution that involves a business plan, introduces them to app development and connects them with mentors in the field.