Should we invest in STEM to inspire our kids to become our future scientists?

Just watched this interview from Fridays Graham Norton show. from the Black Eyed Peas is talking about inspiring kids to get involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education. He is currently campaigning for the Princess Trust to help fund a STEM education centre in East London. He feels there is a need to encourage and inspire kids  (especially girls) from our poorer areas to engage in STEM learning.

It got me thinking…. student engagement in STEM is sure to have an effect on the UK’s ability to stay in a leading position in scientific and technological advances, web and product development.
Do you think that our government places enough emphasis on student outreach, public engagement and community engaged learning projects to encourage STEM teaching and learning? Are we nurturing the scientists of our future to secure the UK’s competitiveness and economic propserity?
You can watch the video here and read more about it here:
Let us know what you think….