In an age of increasing technological advancements, we have all heard the call for kids to get more involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) classes to future-proof their skills and inspire the next generation of innovators. STEM classes can bring math and science subjects to life by encouraging application to real life scenarios whether it be coding an app or building a volcano. STEM classes can foster a real sense of achievement and encourage independent thinking with kids going at their own pace with their projects.
There is also a new kid on the block, with the addition of an ‘A’ or “Arts’ for a new term, STEAM. The inclusion of the arts (think, visual art, poetry, music, and even drama) recognises that creative skills can both encourage engagement in kids and holistic cognitive development.