STEAM - Creative STEM

Students checking the kart they created

Imagine Creativity

Our innovative approach to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) places real emphasis on harnessing our students’ creative talents and blending them with skills in critical thinking, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship and leadership.

We challenge our students to apply these skills to real-world problems facing industry and society today. With our explicit focus on creativity, we give girls and boys everything they need to take an idea and make it fly.

Girl solving maths on whiteboard

Student-led projects

All students get the opportunity to participate in a STEAM project each year in the STEAM Innovation Hub, with an opportunity to pursue and extend individual or team projects through our Club STEAM co-curricular activity. Many projects are currently focused around sustainability, with students entering submissions for a British Science Association CREST Award.

Students are taught Design Thinking, applying their skills to design and build projects as well as research projects.

STEAM in action

Sophie’s studying A-Levels in Art, Maths and Computer Science, with a view to doing Creative Computing at university. She chose to complete an EPQ in Computational Advertising.

“I’m developing software for someone to create and market a product all on one site” she says. She also secured a work experience placement with Unilever. “I got to experience real work, from meetings to product research to writing copy for Mumsnet. It has confirmed what I want to do.”

pfizer building

“Young people must be engaged and inspired to ensure we grow the next generation of scientific talent. We can only do this through close collaboration between industry and schools, such as Leighton Park, that focus on excellence in STEAM.”

Rohini Beavon, Clinical Scientist Lead (Director), Pfizer Ltd

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Berkshire, UK
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