Taunton School hosts hands-on science event

The school hosted the Skirting Science event, organised by women’s group Soroptimist International Taunton

Taunton School’s Skirting Science was attended by over 230 Year 9 girls from local Somerset schools and featured some fascinating workshops by local organisations.

Girls aged 13 and 14 hailed from many local schools, and had the opportunity to participate in hands-on experiments such as designing a jet engine; exploring the chemistry of cosmetics; discovering the world of prosthetics and orthotics; prospecting for oil using samples from test wells; and separating blood proteins.

There were 13 organisations at the science event, each running their own inspiring workshop in the science labs. Local organisations taking part included The UK Hydrographic Office, Rolls Royce, The Met Office, The University of Bristol, The Institute of Physics and Taunton School.

Ruth Demenis, from Soroptimist International Taunton and Chair of the Skirting Science Committee, said: “Skirting Science hopes to encourage girls to consider the STEM subjects for their education, and S I Taunton would like to thank Taunton School for the support and help they have given us by hosting this important event.”

Soroptimist International state their vision as: “Women and girls will achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.”


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