The start of every new term at St Faith’s is always marked by the completion of a highly-anticipated STEAM day, and we certainly didn’t let lockdown stand in the way of that! On Thursday, all children from Reception to Year 6 completed the ‘Plastics Challenge’ investigation. Inspired by the Hamro Mahila Women’s group of Nepal – a group that is now making a profit from their ingenious creations made from recycled plastics, enabling the purchase of food, shelter and school uniforms for their community – the children put all of their technological, engineering and artistic skills to the test by creating their own recycled plastic product. Throughout the day, the children participated in discussions with their teachers, completed online challenges looking at waste and recycling, used Microsoft forms to test their knowledge of Nepal, before creating their own recycled product.

As you can see, creativity has been the name of game today. I am quite simply blown away by the resourcefulness and ingenuity of our amazing children. I have seen products including robots, bird feeders, bug hotels, baby mobiles, jewellery boxes, hand sanitising stations, garden sprinklers, money boxes and so much more. Thank you to all of the teachers for their enthusiasm and to the parents at home for their support in the delivery of another successful STEAM day.