STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Education. Many schools, colleges and universities promote these areas together not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are important for student success, but also because these domains are often deeply intertwined in life and an inter-disciplinary approach will prepare students to learn effectively as well as develop a range of useful transferable skills.
In addition to STEM The Kite TSA is keen to promote, creativity, art and culture in young people’s lives and for that reason in addition to promoting STEM is keen that the Arts are included hence STEAM.
“Art is a human act, a generous contribution, something that might not work, and it is intended to change the recipient for the better, often causing a connection to happen.
Five elements that are difficult to find and worth seeking out. Human, generous, risky, change and connection.” Art Connects – Seth Godin
In addition to the positive transformative effect of arts experiences and education on young people’s lives and the ameliorative effects on their sense of well-being, connection and belonging The Kite TSA recognises that £8.4 billion is generated by creative industries every year.
Arts, Creativity, Design and Culture are rewarding industries for young people to go into and can contribute towards a very positive and affirming and fulfilling life! For this reason the Kite TSA works with a number of organisations or will sign-post to non alliance partners who share a similar vision in promoting creativity, culture and arts.