Inspiring curiosity… the new STEAM Hub.
On the 21st November 2019, Marymount officially opened and blessed our eagerly anticipated STEAM Hub.
Marymount had the pleasure of welcoming back Emma Turpin (Class of 1999) as our guest speaker. Emma started her Marymount journey as a Grade 6 boarder and her first classroom was originally located in the very space she was speaking! After studying International Relations and French at St Andrew’s in Scotland, Emma’s curiosity led her through various roles, including terrorist profiling, advertising as well as children’s TV script writing. Emma now works as a Senior Team Lead at Google’s Creative Labs, working on projects that call on her creative skills as well as her love of technology to tackle real-world dilemmas and encourage exploration. As well as speaking to a Grade 7 design class earlier in the day, she shared some of the activities she has worked on at Google, including programmes designed to bring extinct species back to life through Virtual Reality, and a Visual Arts project designed to help children explore Google’s ever-expanding database of art. These projects demonstrated the opportunities that curiosity, coupled with the STEAM interdisciplinary approach, could bring to our students, inspiring new ways of thinking about future careers.
Formerly a faculty centre, this reimagined space has delivered exactly the form which our STEAM programme needs to thrive: flexible teaching spaces with mobile desks and learning walls so that students can work collaboratively to tackle global challenges. Each classroom is fitted with bespoke furniture which enables the rooms to be adapted to the students’ and faculty’s teaching and learning requirements.
Please enjoy photographs from the official opening below.