TALBOT Heath School has been selected to host a live showcase to inspire and motivate young women to pursue careers in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

The respected Bournemouth independent school is this year’s host for the national SeeWomen STEM showcase, a project formed of a unique collaboration between Siemens and the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA).

Launched on International Women’s Day in 2016, the showcase is being delivered in schools across the UK by a mix of professional presenters, Siemens STEM ambassadors, and GSA teachers.

Talbot Heath will welcome girls from a further 11 schools across the south central region to the event, due to take place on Monday, October 16. Head teacher Angharad Holloway said: “Talbot Heath School is delighted to be hosting the Siemens SeeWomen event. Our vision for the future of education is STEAM-focussed and we are fully committed to the aim of achieving equal female representation in STEM fields.”

The project has been created especially for girls, to place the spotlight on modern STEM female role models in Siemens and beyond.

Alexandra James, Schools Education and Outreach Officer at Siemens will introduce the show along with women colleagues from the local Siemens factory in Poole.

The curriculum-linked show explores modern women’s ground-breaking contributions to science, technology and engineering, taking the audience on a journey into the world of STEM with captivating live stage experiments.

BBC presenter and well-known scientist Fran Scott will be performing the show at Talbot Heath School aiming to excite the audience with thought-provoking activities to build their confidence and motivate them to set future goals and raise their aspirations.

The Rothesay Road school has recently been granted planning permission for an ambitious new, inter-disciplinary learning hub with STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics - at its heart.