Science teacher’s award shot
A SCIENCE teacher and diversity champion praised for inspiring the next generation is in line for a national award.
Jorden Birch, who works at Wales High School, is also co-founder of STEMunity, a charity which works to fire interest in science, technology, engineering and maths among young people from all backgrounds.
Jorden, who is chief operating officer of the charity and enrichment and stem coordinator at Wales, has been nominated for a National Diversity Award in the “Community Organisation Award for Multi-Strand” category from more than 90,000 nominations.
She will be attending the televised awards ceremony in September.
Jorden’s efforts to fuel young people’s ambition involves creating science resources and runningworkshops, such as the recent live event at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet with 50 young people carrying out experiments.
She also has experience developing international curriculum resources for countries such as the USA, Egypt and Japan and is teacher coordinator for a key programme with the Royal Academy of Engineering.
STEMunity said in a statement: “This prestigious recognition is a testament to the incredible work that Jorden does to enhance the lives of young people by creating opportunities for STEM and science education.
“She works tirelessly to inspire and engage young learners, using her passion for STEM to create innovative and impactful educational experiences.
“Her commitment to diversity and inclusion ensures that all students, regardless of background or ability, have the opportunity to engage with STEM education and pursue their dreams.
“We are incredibly proud of Jorden and believe that this recognition is well deserved.”