Small Scientists

EL Hong Kong|June - August 2020

Small Scientists
Science skills are mastered not just in the classroom but also on the beach for students at this preschool!
Rebecca Simpson

STEM has been having a bit of a “moment” in education these past few years. Thanks to the STEM revival, schools are now hotbeds of innovation. There are Maker Labs for teens, robotics classes for primary schoolers, and everything in between.

Today, we’re seeing preschools offer STEM programmes to the littlest of students. Science for three-year-olds may seem like overkill at first, but it quickly gathers context when we stop to think. Science is all about understanding our world, and about being an inquisitive and imaginative explorer. And really, isn’t that what preschool is all about?

This is exactly what JACQUELINE MCNALTY, Founding Principal of Malvern College Pre-school Hong Kong (MCPSHK), told us when we caught up with her to get some insights into the programme at the school.

Embracing science through nature

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