Welcome to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) page.  In Stephens High School lots of STEM activities take place and allow learners to learn different skills and get a flavour of what STEM looks like after school. This page contains information on the various STEM activities across the school.


TeenTech is an award winning charity that was founded in 2008 by Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson. They run programs that strive to give skills and experiences to teenagers to allow them to reach their full potential.

TeenTech City of Tomorrow

TeenTech City of Tomorrow was run recently at St Stephens and got young people to think about how they could better build a city for the future. Students were encouraged to think big and bold about how they could better design a city of tomorrow and they were given feedback from local and national employers. Students were shown how it can link into careers in engineering, construction and design.

YSL Program

The Young Stem Leader (YSL) program is a program that allows learners to gain an award for organising and running STEM events across the school. This allows learners to develop personal skills and organisation skills to increase their employability and promote STEM to their younger peers.

STEM leaders in St Stephens have been helping to run STEM events and run a weekly club in Science. This involves getting the YSLs to run the club for S1 and then log this as evidence so they can attain their YSL award. The YSL award is level 5 and count for SQA points so are shown on their certificate.

Smallpeice Trust

The Smallpeice Trust was set up by Dr. Cosby and is designed to give young people support to bring their ideas to life through STEM. They are a charity that send people out to schools to deliver workshops on STEM.

Recently S2 were involved in a day of learning about the principles of flight and then they designed and built their own glider. Furthermore learners were responsible for budgeting and marketing their new glider in a small presentation at the end of the day.

Smallpiece Trust 

STEM Trips

 A team of six students S2 pupils recently worked together on exciting underwater-themed project. Teams from around the UK designed and built an underwater robot, then coded it to follow a route, with a focus on exploring how plastics impact the underwater ecosystem.

Ten of our new S2 girls spent the day at the University West of Scotland campus in Paisley learning all about STEM.  They learned  about the many different careers areas in STEM and experienced 3 great workshops including flight simulation and calculating the speed of light using chocolate.

For more information visit the St Stephens STEM Twitter where you can see what our STEM pupils have been doing.

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