The Science is My Superpower STEM scheme in conjunction with Newcastle University is a new initiative that aims to raise aspirations of local primary school children through an exciting series of Science projects, held between NHSG and Newcastle University.

With the help of various NHSG staff and Sixth Form volunteers, 60 girls from schools around the North East were invited to take part in a series of challenging Science workshops. Local schools involved in the initiative included Brighton Avenue, Hazelwood Primary, Hotspur Primary, Kingston Park Primary, Tyneview Primary, Usworth Colliery and Wingrove Primary.  During the action-packed morning sessions the girls were split into teams of two or three, supported by an NHSG Sixth Former. They were tasked with following a challenging project brief from start to finish and the results were quite extraordinary. We observed ambitious adaptation, daring designs and some outside-the-box thinking.

We’re looking forward to relaunching Science Is My Superpower in the next academic year!