STEM Sisters celebrates the achievements, discoveries and stories of diverse historical female mathematicians and scientists using the arts to inspire primary school audiences, especially girls, with the stories of women who fought against the odds to pursue their flair for scientific enquiry, but whose pioneering work was so often unrecognised.

The importance of science has never been so apparent and relevant, but for children there are no links from the current situation, to that journey of scientific discovery. STEM Sisters addresses this with an innovative and relevant multi- faceted project.

It aims to inspire and excite interest in STEM which is still under-represented by women and diversity, and show how innovative, creative learning can transform lives.

STEM Sisters will illustrate historical STEM women’s achievements and life-stories through music, theatre and puppetry, to teach the KS2 curriculum. It includes the following:

The STEM Sisters Gallery: a new website taking you into the lives of key women featured during the project


The Education Zone: a range of free online teaching plans and resources using the women’s discoveries and lives as innovative ways of teaching KS2 science, maths and the arts


Science Demonstrations and Workshops: a crystallography demonstration featuring Rosalind Franklin and Dorothy Hodgkin and a costumer interpreter workshop drawing children into Mary Anning’s world of fossils presented in schools


Jina and the STEM Sisters: a new multi-media performance piece about key women, initially shown as a film and expected to tour theatres as a live production from summer 2021


For more information or if you would like your school to take part,
contact: or call 020 8882 8825.

HMDT Music is grateful for the support of: