Joining forces with STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
We have joined forces with Lucasfilm and Disney to inspire more girls to think about where a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) could take them. Featuring two exciting and inspirational female characters with strong STEM skills; Rose and Rey, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (in cinemas December 14) can encourage girls to look at STEM in a new light.
Our Pretty Curious programme focuses on raising awareness of the issues surrounding girls and STEM; giving girls relatable role models as well as hands on experiences.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi gives us the opportunity to do all three of these things in an exciting and surprising way that will reach audiences in the way only a major movie can.
Encouraging girls to look at STEM in a new light
We are excited that women with strong STEM skills are getting exposure in such a high-profile movie. Our aim is to raise awareness and encourage girls and their parents to look at STEM differently and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (in cinemas December 14) is the perfect platform to do that.
Although set in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has exciting and inspirational lead female characters such as Rose, a maintenance technician with the Resistance. Watch the special Star Wars edition of our Pretty Curious film to see never-seen-before footage of Rose above.
Our partnership with Star Wars: The Last Jedi aims to highlight inspiring STEM role models and give over 1,000 schoolgirls the chance to get hands on with STEM. At our Pretty Curious Studio events school girls will get the chance to build a Star Wars droid and discover the female role models working onscreen and behind the scenes
The Pretty Curious Studio events challenge girls creatively and give them the opportunity to explore and experience the career possibilities available by pursuing STEM subjects at school.
Through this partnership we hope to inspire both teenagers and parents to ask: If the world of an epic space saga is featuring women in STEM roles; why is the real world lagging behind? Discover the opportunities that science, engineering, technology and maths subjects can have in store with one of our fun quizzes: