A girl guide’s mission to promote engineering

The Girl Guides movement has come a long way since it first began in 1909 and it continues to evolve today; branching into new locations, tackling new topics like body image and teaching young girls new skills. Engineering is one subject which 16 year old Catherine Young is attempting to make more accessible to the guiding community.

Aware of the skills shortages and lack of diversity within the profession, Catherine has put a spotlight on the opportunities young girls have to study this subject by conducting a survey. Amongst the group of 11-18 year olds she surveyed, Catherine found that 74% didn’t have the option to take engineering as a subject at school. Now, she is on a mission to make the subject more readily available to girls in the UK.

Hear more from Catherine about her mission and what guiding associations in other countries are doing to give guides more opportunities to develop an interest in STEM subjects by viewing the full article on the BBC website.

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