Virtual session for climate superheroes STEM curriculum week

On Monday 22 March, JBA Trust ran a virtual event for Year 5 and 6 pupils at St Paul’s Primary School in York. The sessions explored types of flooding, understanding flood risk and careers that help us understand and manage these risks.

The event was part of St Paul’s Primary School STEM curriculum week which focused on climate superheroes, sustainability, climate change and biodiversity.

Run as an online event, JBA Trust ran the sessions from their office near Skipton, with pupils based in their school classrooms in York. The sessions included:

  • An introduction to different types of flooding
  • A demonstration of our coastal wave tank, including an activity to determine which coastal defences are the most effective in reducing flood risk
  • A careers question and answer session with Hannah Kellett, GIS and Flood Mapping Specialist at JBA Risk Management
  • An introduction to assessing flood risk, exploring flood risk maps of York

Hannah Kellett commented “I really enjoyed helping to deliver the flood workshop, it was great fun to take part. As a STEM ambassador, I enjoy engaging with young people to help further their aspirations in STEM subjects and careers. I took part in a careers Q&A on my role as a Flood Mapping Specialist, the children asked lots of interesting questions”.