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Manchester High School for Girls

HACKING THE WEB WITH THE STEMETTES

Girls in the Preparatory Department wrapped up their British Science Week celebrations on Tuesday 22nd March by designing their own web pages in a STEMettes ‘Hack the Web’ event.

STEMettes is a group set up to inspire the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Enginerering and Maths, and their representatives worked with girls in Year 6 exploring HTML and giving them an insight into the world of web developers.

The girls presented their web pages to the whole group and a panel of judges from Manchester High, STEMettes, Rullion Group Ltd and Laterooms.com.

Client Services Director, Liz Kingston from Rullion Group Ltd, said: “We are proud to be supporting Manchester High’s Science Week and the STEMettes event. This is a brilliant opportunity to play our part developing the talent of the future's interest and passion in STEM subjects.”

Mrs Nash, Head of Preparatory Department, said: “Our girls and staff in Prep have just experienced a spectacular Science Week. This week-long initiative was our celebration of the excitement of all things science, technology and engineering-oriented, with the aim of expanding our girls’ horizons in terms of passion, interest and even future careers. We continue with our Science theme this week as we are bringing the fantastic STEMettes to school to give our girls a real flavour of computer science.” 

She added: “We want our girls to be excited about all the opportunities that their superb education opens up for them – including science – and that excitement should be ignited at as young an age as possible. The practical workshops that the STEMettes organise for thousands of pupils across the country are a great way of inspiring girls, and we were thrilled to have them with us this week.”

Mrs Westall, Year 6 teacher at Manchester High, said: "It was a wonderful opportunity to learn how to code by creating a webpage about Easter. The girls quickly absorbed the coding language and followed the rules so that their computer understood their instruction. It was totally interactive and inspiring."

People’s choice winners were Natalya and Grace. Judges winners were Ella and Emma. Congratulations, girls!