STEM success as Ron Dearing UTC takes Golden Apple Award

December 9th, 2018

Ron Dearing UTC has claimed an award for its commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.

Hull’s employer-led school received the STEM Award at the Hull Daily Mail’s annual Golden Apple Awards which celebrate excellence in schools and colleges across Hull and East Yorkshire.

The judges said Ron Dearing UTC’s curriculum was focused strongly on STEM subjects, ranging from engineering disciplines to cyber security and digital media.

They also noted how the school’s facilities, such as a state-of-the-art virtual reality suite and digital labs, helped to give students a true understanding of the world of work.

The 2018 Golden Apple Awards were hosted by BBC weather presenter Keeley Donovan and held at the Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel in Willerby. The STEM Award was sponsored by The Constellation Trust with Teacher Melanie Boyeson from Newport Primary School also shortlisted in the category.

Pictured: Paul Smith, Ron Dearing UTC Internal Exclusion Manager, right, with students, from left, Lauren Kerman, Kelham Hillier and Lucy Good, received the STEM Award from Trevor Taylor, of sponsor The Consellation Trust, and event host Keeley Donovan.

Ron Dearing UTC Principal Sarah Pashley said: “We’re pleased that our focus on subjects that are hugely valued by leading employers has been recognised at the Golden Apple Awards.

“We have extended this focus to also include art and creative digital pathways so, for us, STEM is actually STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths).

“Our unique curriculum and the support of our industry-leading employer sponsors means we offer academic excellence combined with advanced digital and engineering skills and the employability skills that businesses are crying out for.”

Ron Dearing UTC’s focus on advanced technical skills and qualifications is strongly supported by the school’s Founding Partners – the University of Hull, KCOM, RB, Siemens Gamesa, Smith & Nephew and Spencer Group. The UTC is also backed by many other leading local employers who place a premium on STEM skills.

To read all about the 2018 Golden Apple Awards click here.

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