Federation of St Dominic and St Mellion Schools

St Dominic STEMFest 2019

  • STEMFest 2019. Between September & July next year, I am delighted to confirm our involvement in STEMFest 2019 (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Festival 2019) linked with the National Marine Aquarium (NMA)! Excitingly, the NMA has teamed up with Princess Yachts (a luxury yacht manufacturer in Plymouth) and are offering an exciting programme that our school (as we were one of the earlier schools to sign up for the limited spaces) will be involved with a "Big Boat Build' and acquire and hone the practical skills needed to build a real boat! As a special addition to this year's STEMfest, our school will be presented with a flatpack rowing boat kit which we will take back to school to build and customise ourselves. Princess Yachts will allocate each school a STEM ambassador who will visit three times during the construction of each boat, offering expert support and guidance throughout the build. Once our boat is complete, they will store it at the NMA ready for its maiden launch at the 'Kids Afloat Regatta', in which representatives from our school will have the opportunity to row our customised boat (alongside other primary schools) through Plymouth Sound as part of the Mayflower 2020 celebrations!