Meanwhile five students were treated to exciting workshop in Bradford aimed at inspiring girls to pursue scientific careers.
Students in years 10 and 12 visited the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair, the UK’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people.
The award-winning event combines exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and exhibits, and careers information from STEM professionals.
Dr Hayley Evans, Parkside’s head of science, said: “The fair gave our young people the chance to hear from inspiring engineers and scientists from some of the UK’s biggest companies.
“Students could discover virtual reality, medicine, marine biology, film and TV, space exploration, explosive chemistry, crime-solving, robots, computer coding, microscopic bugs, and giant trucks.
“The students enjoyed the day and came back with information regarding careers and apprenticeships with some of the UKs biggest employers.”
Five girls from Parkside were involved in an event in Bradford to celebrate both International Women’s Day and British Science Week 2019.
They visited the National Science and Media Museum for an exciting workshop to inspire young girls in STEM careers, accompanied by a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s collections highlighting the stories of women.
The workshop was called My Skills My Life and was be run by WISE, an organisation set up to increase girls’ and women’s involvement in the UK’s scientific, technology and engineering workforce.
Dr Evans said: “My Skills My Life is a new interactive game to help girls find rewarding careers across science, technology, engineering and maths.
“The workshop allowed our students to meet female role models in STEM careers who have the same personality as them.
“The workshop focused on their skills, and how they can be used in different careers. All five girls returned to school enthused about different STEM careers and insights into jobs they didn’t know existed.”