At the end of June a very select group of students attended the Youth STEMM awards ceremony in Norwich at the Forum.
The guest speakers were Maddie Moate (CBebbies) and Marty Jopson (The One Show). Joanna Barton (FAN Head Girl) also spoke at the event, about how much she had enjoyed doing the award, the skills she had gained and how it inspired her.
Eight Year 10 students from Fakenham Academy picked up their Bronze awards, along with a number of Year 9 students who are interested in taking part in the award next year.
The STEMM awards ceremony was brilliant. It provided me with lots of information about the award. I want to be a vet when I'm older so this award would help me massively. Maddie and Marty were very informative and definitely represented science as something fun. It will also provide me with something extra to help towards a job when I’m older. There was a large group of people that were awarded a bronze or silver medal. This is definitely something I feel I could enjoy. I think it would also help to socialise with others that are doing it too and help each other out. Erin
The STEMM trip offered us all valuable information about how the award would benefit us in future years. Speeches delivered from Marty Jopson and Maddie Moate both proved how taking part of the YSA would be a fun and exciting way of widening our experience in the areas of STEMM (science, technology, engineering maths adn medicine).
It was worth going because we all gained an insight to the different roles and jobs related to the different areas of STEMM. I think the Youth STEMM Award is a great way to engage and inspire people of all ages within science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine. The YSA to me means a way that people can broaden their knowledge in these specific areas, continue their passion and develop skills within subjects that interest them. Well done to everyone who received an award for their achievement in completing the bronze Youth STEMM Award. Leyla