Engineering education initiative boosted by STEM enthusiast
A former science teacher has brought her skills to the Rochester Bridge Trust’s engineering education initiative.
Caroline Chisholm, who has her own business providing science education support and after-school clubs, joins the Trust as a part-time Education Officer.
Caroline said: “I feel very strongly that we need children to be engaged in good, fun, science education from early on, to widen their experiences, broaden their horizons and improve their opportunities.
“I left teaching to spend more time with my children, but I didn’t stop caring about education. My new role at the Trust is great because it’s very similar to the work I am already doing and I look forward to helping make a difference to even more children’s lives.”
As well as providing free materials to support engineering education, the Rochester Bridge Trust hosts a range of activities throughout the year. Working alongside another Education Officer, Aileen White, Caroline will continue to develop and promote this work.
Bridge Clerk Sue Threader added: “Since the publication of Learning About Bridges – a book of lesson plans provided free to schools across Kent and further afield – the Trust has gradually increased its efforts to inspire the next generation of bridge builders. Caroline’s experience of STEM education both in and out of schools makes her a good addition to the team.”
See www.rochesterbridgetrust.org.uk to find out more about the Trust’s engineering education initiatives.