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Children get to enjoy taste of STEM success at Commsworld and SmartSTEMs conference

4:50pm - 22 May 2024

Pupils from primary schools across North Lanarkshire were given an inspiring insight into careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at a recent event in Coatbridge.

The SmartStems event at New College Lanarkshire’s Coatbridge Campus offered pupils hands-on experience involving workshops, experiments and expert advice.

During the one-day event, pupils heard talks from motivating speakers and took part in entertaining workshops, which were delivered in partnership with leading UK telecoms communication provider Commsworld and Glasgow-based charity SmartSTEMs.

The pupils learned from keynote speakers – including Connor McCloskey, Service Delivery Manager with Commsworld – what it is like to work in the tech industry. They also met exhibitors and completed STEM-related tasks, with prizes for the best ones.

One pupil said: “It was such fun taking part in the activities and I enjoyed hearing from the speakers about the different types of jobs there are, it’s made me think about all the different jobs that I could do in the future.”

Councillor Beth Baudo, Vice Convener for Education, Children and Families attended the event and spoke to pupils and to those involved in delivering the workshop, she said: “It was wonderful to see all the young people who attended this event enjoying not only some fascinating talks but taking part in hugely enjoyable workshops.

“I would like to thank Commsworld and SmartSTEMs for organising this inspirational day, and hope those who took part can see the benefits of studying STEM subjects and pursuing a STEM career.”

Sam Reymbaut, Commsworld Account Director, said: "We are proud to deliver these events in partnership with SmartSTEMs. So far this year hundreds of students have learned about the latest opportunities in telecommunications and technology, as well as engaging in fun workshops aimed at inspiring them to pursue a STEM career.”

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22 May 2024

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