STEM Innovation Award 2014/15 

‘STEAMCo’ 
St Saviours C of E Primary School, Little Venice, London 
Nominated by: Lindsey Woodford 
 
St Saviour’s Church of England School on Shirland Road in Little Venice was presented with a polished glass trophy after it won the STEM Award as part of the Community Education Awards. 
 
The award places a particular emphasis on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and was presented to the school in recognition for its ‘Steam Co’ days. 
 
Steam Co. Day is designed to inspire children through the STEM subjects as well as art.  
 
Children enjoy a range of activities from painting, sculpting, deciphering and writing computer code, to building and racing an eco car or playing the ukulele. 
Jesse Corston, nine, said he was delighted to be presented with the trophy. 
“I can’t describe how it feels to win the award,” he said. “To come first out of 2,500 schools is amazing.” 
 
One of the most recent Steam Co projects the children have been with is building and racing their eco-car. The car runs off a 15 volt battery and is raced at Goodwood race track with a top speed of 15 miles an hour. 
 
Joshua Bennett, 11, said the car was great fun: “It is really an adventure. I really enjoy the fixing and driving the car- you get a feel for it.” 
Rose Squire-Cross, nine, agreed: “I kind of like driving the car. I’ve enjoyed making the car’s bodywork and deciding what the car looks like. The drag races are my favourite.” 
 
Head teacher Lindsey Woodford added: “We are delighted to have won this award and being recognised for our hard work and all the involvement of all staff, parents and children is fantastic,” she said. 
 
Kelly Griffiths is the organiser of the awards and congratulated the school. 
“The creativity and focus on nurturing children in all areas of their development is nothing short of outstanding,” she said. 
“Congratulations to everybody at the school- a fantastic achievement.” 
 
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