Hello again everyone! A lot of people tend to ask me what I do and why I do it, so naturally I make a rlog (rant blog).
Yo! (Yes, i’m still crazy). I’ve been debating about this blog for a little while now but I really want it to be put out there, even if it only a single person reads it.
On a serious note, the past few years have been amazing but something I really want hasn’t been achieved. Yeah, okay I might just be a 14-year-old geek girl, but that’s just one more reason for people to listen.
Education is a big part of my life now, I've just entered my first year GCSE (well, in fact nearly halfway through!). During these studies, much like many other teens across the UK, i’m learning two-year courses on both compulsory subjects and 4 ‘options’ I have picked. The subjects I have picked are all STEM related.
Today, I realized that I can’t just sit and ignore the serious problem with the lack of enthusiasm in this subject area. Don’t get me wrong, most of my teachers are absolutely phenomenal but the problem isn’t just where I am, it’s the whole country!
Okay, I’m not just on about computing and ICT here, general I’m on about physics, chemistry, biology, math, design technology ANYTHING LIKE THAT.
Neither am I criticizing teachers who have a genuine passion for what they teach. Personally, I think they are the best teachers you can get ☺. If they truly love the subject they teach, they will sit with you until you have a fair understanding of what is going on. On the other hand, I cannot express the feeling of annoyance and anger to those who don’t bother.
I want to be able to bring this into action, I want everyone, wherever in the world, to access STEM education. Yeah, maybe not all people will be interested, but it will give a chance to everyone. Like previously stated, the people who can’t be bothered are really annoying. I can’t even put it into words!
We need to get new people into coding, creating and building and I need to do something about it. Whether it’s girls or boys, both genders need to be part of this massive technological age that we have no words to describe. This is happening, and happening now!
I obviously care about this a lot, so if there is any way that you can help, please do! Even small steps are worth taking!
One day, I live in hope that all people will know the basics of this wide variety of learning. Hopefully, I have already had a small impact on these matters, and can make a bigger one in the future.