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Henrietta Barnet Students

Today is all about Girl Power and on International Women’s Day (8th March 2018), one all-girls school in London is celebrating their achievements in STEM learning as students prepare to embark on a journey to be crowned VEX Robotics World Champions. Hampstead based Henrietta Barnett School for Girls has its own robotics club which has been solely credited for increasing the uptake of pupils enrolling on Design &Technology courses at both GCSE and A-Level at the school. The GCSE course alone has seen a dramatic 40% increase in uptake, which for an all-girls school, is quite extraordinary, especially when the subject is on the decline in many UK schools.

The school is fast-achieving cult status in robotics circles as their female pupils continue to be one of the top performing UK schools in robotics learning. Led by teacher and mentor Andrew Duffey and his colleague Sean Kelly, the school teaches robotics both during the curriculum and in extra-curricular clubs with 75...

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