School launches new hub with support from funding program

Trinity High School & Sixth Form Centre in Redditch has opened its new STEM room, thanks to funding from Millennium Point’s STEM grants program.

The once-neglected space has been transformed into a hub for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

Equipped with a laser cutter and 3D printers, the STEM room functions as a classroom, computer suite, and rapid prototyping space.

Students use industry-standard software like Fusion 360 for designing and bringing their ideas to life.

With a capacity for 25 students, the room hosts GCSE Engineering classes, computer science lessons, and after-school STEM club activities, and supports various other programs, including visits from middle school students and art classes.

The new STEM space was officially opened on December 5th, 2023, in a ceremony attended by school staff, students, and representatives from Millennium Point.

Nigel Ford, headteacher of Trinity High School & Sixth Form Centre, said: “We are immensely grateful to Millennium Point for its invaluable contribution, which has not only enhanced the educational experience but also revitalised a neglected space to breathe life into our STEM subjects. By introducing real-world technology to our students, they can now develop their design ideas and witness them materialise before their eyes. It’s truly astonishing to see their enthusiasm and pride in their accomplishments.”

Abbie Vlahakis, CEO of Millennium Point, said: “We are delighted to have played a role in transforming Trinity High School & Sixth Form Centre’s STEM room into a vibrant and innovative space for learning. This initiative perfectly aligns with our mission to promote STEM education and empower the next generation of innovators. Trinity High School’s dedication to this project has been commendable, and we are delighted to have played a part in making this vision a reality.”