Year 8 and 9 girls attend Manchester University's annual Dragonfly day

Year 8 and 9 girls attend Manchester University's annual Dragonfly day

Fourteen girls in Years 8 and 9 attended Manchester University's annual Dragonfly day. 

The aim for the trip was to encourage more girls into further study of STEM subjects. 

We attended two interactive workshops, one on dinosaurs and the other titled 'Building the Body' where pupils got the chance to make some hydrogel spheres for themselves. 

The day ended with a fantastic networking session where girls were able to chat to a variety of women working in science-based careers ranging from professors of nuclear chemistry to students investigating radio astronomy. 

One of the pupils described the trip as being highly recommended as "it has opened my eyes to both the opportunities in STEM for men and women and also given me a better look into what universities are like."