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Economic Wellbeing

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Summary

Riddlesdown High school in South London is taking steps to encourage pupils to study science, maths and technology.

We see students at the school participate in a role play as members of a residents' association. During the activity they discuss a proposal to build a pharmaceutical plant in their neighbourhood.

The pupils weigh up the pros and cons of the proposal, considering the economic benefits that the plans could bring to the community, against potentially negative issues such as environmental disruption.

Later, staff discuss the challenges of teaching the value of STEM subjects as they often feel ill-equipped to educate pupils about opportunities in science related careers.

This programme is part of a series looking at the careers available in STEM professions.

Published : Nov 2009

15 mins

Roles

Secondary Teacher

Subjects

Secondary PSHE

Careers

Secondary Science

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