What is Bristol Girls Make It?
Bristol Learning City has joined a network of organisations that are active in the field of education in primary schools, including the Lord Mayor’s Office, Ablaze, At-Bristol Science Centre, Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol City Council and Family Learning, to shape and lead the Bristol Girls Make It campaign.
Together the organisations are working towards a vision of equal career opportunities for all through:
- Supporting and encouraging the uptake of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and careers by girls and women
- Putting girls and achievement in STEM at the heart of the conversation about careers
- Challenging stereotypes and raising awareness of the issues and opportunities for girls
- Promoting advice and guidance about careers and qualifications.
The target audience of the Bristol Girls Make It campaign are girls in Bristol primary schools in Years 5 and 6 living in areas of deprivation, though the ideas and approach will have significance for other groups underrepresented within the current STEM workforce.