It was an absolute pleasure to attend our first Maths4Girls event this month and see the way that the young women at Elutec Academy opened up and connected with two of our wonderful role models.
In under an hour the girls, from age 14, were inspired to think more positively about maths, as our volunteer role models shared their own amazing career journey and how maths played a part. Here’s feedback from one of the girls about the impact the role models made:
“Inspired, as before I doubted choosing A-level maths but now I definitely am.”
The students were quite shy at first but they relaxed as the encounter went on and became enthusiastic to tell us about the careers they were aspiring to, which was an impressive list that included a pilot and a psychologist. The event was a huge success! At the end students were asked whether they enjoyed the Maths4Girls event, to which they replied unanimously with an emphatic “Yes!”
“Was very helpful and important. It made me think that I can go beyond and further my achievements”
It may have only been one hour, but the impact will be longer lasting. Check out our case study on the event.
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