18th July 2017 – Encouraging girls not to perceive certain careers as the realm of men is very important to us at Loreto.  Our Science, Technology and Maths departments all encourage students to consider possible futures in these fields.  As part of this, Each Year our Y8 students take part in a STEM day with a focus on engineering in particular.  Their challenge is to make a bridge out of nothing other than spaghetti and glue.  In order to ensure as successful a construction as possible, they carry out research into bridge design, and they employ mathematical principles in their plans.  All of the bridges then have an increasing amount of weight hung from them until it is established which one has the strongest design and build quality.  Here are some pictures from this year’s event: