New STEAM room excites St Benedict’s Major
STEAM Initiative

New STEAM room excites St Benedict’s Major

New STEAM room excites St Benedict’s Major

Stakeholders look on as college students of St Benedict’s Major College (from left) Keianna Spaulding, Taliyah Benjamin and Shovoy Searchwell discover among the new gear and instruments which are aside of the establishment’s newly opened STEAM room.(Photograph: Karl McLarty)

The St Benedict’s Major College in St Andrew was on Wednesday blessed with the donation of a science, know-how, engineering, arts and arithmetic (STEAM) room to bolster growth of its college students in these 5 key instructional areas.

In the course of the ribbon-cutting and opening ceremony Wednesday morning, the varsity’s administration together with the scholars beamed with enthusiasm that they’ll purchase new data and expertise thrilling awakenings because of this.

The administration additionally boasted of being the one college in area one of many Ministry of Schooling’s islandwide zones to have a STEAM room. The area, which is able to facilitate and convey the scholars on top of things with pc coding and different vital actions, known as the Eulalee and John Hamilton STEAM Room.

Principal Jacqueline Carter-Dixon defined that the initiative was the brainchild of Miguel Hamilton, who wished assist the varsity improve studying and participation in know-how, “and simply the general optimistic end result of scholars”.

“You may anticipate nice issues. We’re going to be beginning the essential science programme with experiment kits then we shall be transferring on to coding. We have now a group of robots that we’re going to be utilizing to start out our robotics programme. Folks shall be coming in to coach the academics and college students develop into higher at experimenting.”

“That is phenomenal. It’s a nice initiative. As you possibly can see, by the look of issues, we now have not solely included our college students, however we now have additionally prolonged invitation to the essential college. Within the partnership, we take into consideration constructing camaraderie with group. We will begin producing college students who’re technologically inclined, opened to science alternatives and initiatives. We’re certainly setting a pattern with the beginning right now. We’re the most effective college within the japanese a part of the island that can produce the most effective college students in Jamaica,” Carter-Dixon added.

At Wednesday’s ceremony, saxophonist Dean Fraser and reggae singer Duane Stephenson thrilled the attendees with good music. Objects have been finished by the St Benedict’s Spanish and speech golf equipment.