STRODE College hosted a super STEM Day with 400 pupils from seven local schools from the area to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths.

Students spent the day at the College under the supervision of current staff and their own tutors.

After months of organising, the event tried a new dissemination format to present career’s information to future generations, engaging them and getting positive feedback from attendees.

Somerset County Council Libraries brought a 3D printer and introduced their programmable robot ‘Cozmo’, a robot with personality that runs with AI and learns and evolves the more you play with it.

A pupil from Stanchester Academy in Stoke-sub-Hamdon talked about his favourite activities: “Somerset Council Libraries had very cool technology, Cozmo gave us a giggle and also the hospital ward, as it had cool dummies.”

Another pupil from King Arthur’s Community School in Wincanton said: “Strode College Creative Media was interesting, they showed us how ‘Superman’ was filmed using the green screen during the scenes when he was flying.”

The event organisers Chris Harvey, Strode College Careers Advisor and Debbie Gardiner, Strode College School Liaison said: “We would just like to say a massive 'Thank You' to all that attended our first STEM day; we couldn't have made it such a success without all our guests."

It is not too late for Year 11 pupils to apply to study at Strode College this September.

The college is open throughout July and August and will 'fast-track' any new online applications, visit

Pupils can also contact Debbie Gardiner on 01458 844476 if they would like to arrange a bespoke campus visit.