Get ready for the big national STEM Club
November will see the start of a brand new initiative from the STEM Clubs programme - the launch of a national STEM club. It is being supported by club leaders, STEM Learning education team and partner organisations.
The national STEM Club will be hosted by STEM Learning via You Tube and consist of a series of short activities on pre-recorded videos. The purpose is to provide additional support for UK schools, families and students to engage with practical STEM based activities.
The club will run 6 times a term on a Wednesday for about 30 minutes. It is hoped each club session will have around 4 activities 2 at primary and 2 at secondary. Ideally with a mix of content and difficulty to enable us to reach out across a diverse mix of interests.
It is an ideal opportunity to engage your students with a club type activity which will boost their knowledge and enhance their key skills. Each session will release a pdf of the activities in advance to allow participants to prepare - the videos will remain live post the club sessions, forming a portfolio of engagement.
The first sessions are planned for:
- November: 25
- December: 09
- January: 13 and 27
- February: 10 and 24
- March: 10 and 24
We are looking for some club leaders to volunteer and ‘host a session’. Activities can be almost anything, but they must explain the science behind the activity, how it can help with their curricular work and the employability skills they will enhance. And, we would like a quick link to a related career if possible. Videos do not have to be of professional quality. We can use content you may already have. We will provide guidance notes, a PowerPoint and we will edit and refine the videos once they arrive with us. We aim for each video to be around five minutes when completed.
Please reach out and think about how you could support students across the UK. Contact: STEMclubs@stem.org.uk for more information or to volunteer!