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Innovation and creativity

S.T.E.A.M. is an approach to learning that uses concepts from Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. Our S.T.E.A.M. programme bring these five areas together in a creative space where we encourage students of all ages to imagine, discover and explore.

The IIL S.T.E.A.M. Lab is an open, creative space, where science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts weave together to give life to innovative ideas.
Adrian HIRST
Teacher STEAM

A dedicated teaching staff inspires students of all ages to dream up new projects or experiments, and then find creative ways to bring them to life, following every step – from ideation to realisation.

With access to a variety of manual and digital tools, including robotics, 3D printers, laser cutters, mechanical and woodworking tools, our S.T.E.A.M. Lab encourages students and staff to explore new ideas through hands-on discovery.

Learning to use technology in a responsible manner is as important as learning about technology itself. At IIL, we seek to inspire our students to become responsible innovators, capable of understanding the environmental and social implications of technology.

This vision is particularly visible in our S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) Lab where students come with ideas or projects to develop. Many of the projects and experiments that students and teachers are currently discovering fall within the Eco-S.T.E.A.M. category, an internal label assigned to projects with a sustainability dimension. Current Eco-S.T.E.A.M. experiments include aquarium-aquaponics, worm composting, permaculture development, and a variety of self-sustaining food-producing systems that combine technology with age-old wisdom and cultural heritage.