PwC Isle of Man supports Love Tech's STEM book initiative for primary schools

PwC Isle of Man is delighted to have joined forces with Love Tech, by supporting their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) book initiative for primary schools.

The STEM book scheme is being rolled out by the Love Tech team visiting all of the Island’s primary schools to present to the children about STEM and the amazing jobs being done here on the Island, using examples from the many Love Tech female mentors. During each visit, the team donates a set of diverse, STEM-focused books to the school library.

Lisa Karran, Love Tech volunteer commented: “We’re thrilled to be working with PwC to deliver this exciting initiative. After an initial trial in 2021 across 10 primary schools, we are now rolling it out to the remaining 23 primary schools. The initiative provides important and impactful female role modelling to both boys and girls and sparks curiosity about the sorts of jobs involved in STEM. Evidence suggests girls lose interest and confidence in STEM subjects as they get older and that positive role models can help change this.

“We have been working with Bridge Bookshop to help us source appropriate titles including Women in science, How cities work, Mission Shark Bytes, Fantastically Great Women who Changed the World and Build your own website for beginners.”

Love Tech is a charity which inspires and empowers girls and young women to explore opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the Isle of Man.

Paul Jones, Partner at PwC Isle of Man said: “Our purpose at PwC is to solve important problems in society and one such issue is the impact of technology on the future workforce to ensure no person is unwillingly left behind. We fully support the work of Love Tech and their book initiative is inspiring, encouraging and preparing young children for a world of technology and the range of career possibilities.”

Love Tech has a regular events calendar which you can find out more about at lovetech.im.

Group of children holding books donated to the school library

Love Tech visit to Sulby School pictured back row from L-R Jade Nuttal - Year 2 Teacher Sulby School, Lisa Karran - Love Tech, Lady Lorimer - Patron of Love Tech, Paul Jones - PwC Isle of Man and Jennifer Radcliffe - PwC Isle of Man.

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