GiST Event Celebrates International Women’s Day

Paige JenningsEvent

In March, we hosted our annual Girls in STEM event, where we welcomed pupils from Birchgrove Comprehensive, Gowerton and Ystalyfera schools to our GiST Media Production workshops. Prior to the workshop, the girls were tasked with researching their Women in STEM inspiration. In the workshop, pupils were introduced to the state-of-the-art media suite on campus at Swansea University and were introduced to various equipment and tools used in media production. 

The highlight of the workshop was the filming of podcast-style videos, where the girls discussed their Women in STEM inspirations and the challenges they face as women in STEM. These discussions sparked meaningful conversations, shedding light on both the triumphs and obstacles encountered by girls pursuing careers in traditionally male-dominated fields. Following the filming session, the girls returned to Technocamps HQ to learn all about video editing. Here, they learned how to assemble footage, add effects and craft compelling stories.

The workshops sparked enthusiasm among the girls, with discussions turning towards the possibility of starting their own podcasts in school. This exciting prospect reflects the impact and inspiration generated by the GiST event, fostering a spirit of creativity and empowerment among the girls.

Overall, it was a fantastic day filled with learning, collaboration, and inspiration. As we reflect on the success of the GiST event, we look forward to hearing more about the school podcasts that may emerge from the creativity and enthusiasm sparked during the workshops.