An evening designed to help reverse a trend which has seen smaller numbers of girls pursuing science and engineering as careers will be held next week.
Girls in Science and Engineering at Malton School will welcome experts Dr Claire Brockett, a medical engineer and STEM Ambassador, Leeds University biologist Dr Philippa Garner, and Natasha Pitts, winner of the Young Engineering Apprentice of the Year,
They will talk about the challenges and rewards of pursuing a career in the respective industries.
The evening, open to all pupils in Ryedale, has been organised by Derwent Training Association and Malton School with support from North Yorkshire Business and Enterprise Partnership (NYBEP).
Several employers are also due to attend and will be available in the Malton School library afterwards to answer questions and discuss practical career options in these fields with the girls and their families.
Rob Williams, Head teacher at Malton School, which has specialist status in science, said: “Certain forward-looking aspects of our curriculum offer have been built round our strength as a Specialist Science School and we are delighted to be working with Derwent Training Association with whom we offer the Engineering Diploma for students at pre-16 and post-16 level.”
The event will be held at the Drama Studio in the East Wing of the school on Wednesday March 26, at 7pm,