Learners at the Sparrow Combined Technical Skills School now have access to state-of-the-art educational technology to help them further their mathematics skills. This is after the new Maths Laboratory at the school was officially opened on 27 February.
The new lab, built in partnership with PG Impact Partners Group Employee Foundation, will serve approximately 163 learners in levels 1 to 4, empowering them with maths skills and aiming to foster a love for the subject.
The ribbon was cut by Ms Reinette Nel, a loyal Sparrow supporter since 1996, and a member of the Sparrow Board of Trustees since 2010.
Academic Manager of the Sparrow Schools Educational Trust, Ms Alison Button, says the benefits of the Maths Laboratory stretch far beyond the mere promotion of mathematics.
This space, which will be dedicated exclusively to the subject of mathematics, and will house all the school’s maths equipment and materials, has been designed to be an immersive, open and comfortable environment, filled with light. The lab has been furnished with computers that will be used in teaching maths – a technological approach that speaks to the learners of today.
Sparrow believes in empowering our learners with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills, as we understand that these skills are already becoming a greater requirement and will increasingly be utilised in all workplaces in the future. It is wonderful to be able to integrate two of these skills in a way that will be both beneficial and enjoyable to our learners.
We are thankful for PG Impact Partners Group Employee Foundation’s support in this endeavour and are excited about how these additions will further allow the learners at Sparrow Combined Technical Skills School to equip themselves with valuable knowledge and expertise, as they continue on their paths to career readiness and success.