Girlguiding festival goes virtual to encourage more girls into STEM

As part of Amey’s partnership with Girlguiding UK, Amey is supporting the first-ever Adventures at Home Festival this Saturday 23 May, a programme of STEM activities for girls.

The festival promises an exciting programme of STEM activities for girls of all ages and their families to enjoy, during this challenging period where, due to Covid-19, many Girlguiding plans have been cancelled or postponed.

Amey’s partnership with Girlguiding is a cornerstone of our diversity strategy and it plays an important part in inspiring the next generation of female engineers into our sector and our business.

In 2018, Amey and Girlguiding collaborated to create the UK’s first-ever Engineering Badge, with a focus on rail, road, innovation, safety, diversity and inclusion. In its first year, the badge received over 120,000 requests nationally.

Amey will be supporting the event with an interactive class on how to make a bird feeder from recycled materials.

The Girlguiding UK Adventures at Home Festival already has over 10,000 people registered to attend and is open for everyone to enjoy via the Girlguiding UK website and YouTube channel.

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