Aspire to STEM cluster - Engineering fairytales- invite only AB700 / A20

Start date
16 Oct 19
Fleetwood High School, Broadway, Fleetwood FY7 8HE View on Google Map



The Engineering Fairytales session links STEM and Engineering with Literacy and Numeracy. Based on traditional tales, these STEM Challenges enable pupils to work in teams, develop their skills and solve an engineering problem for a client (the fairytale character) in the same way STEM Professionals work in real life.


This 2 hour CPD Session is suitable for Early Years Teachers all the way through to KS3 depending on how the activity is differentiated in school, and the challenges would be a perfect transition project for Secondary schools to work with their Primary Feeders.  During the session you will learn about the importance of STEM, how Employability Skills and questioning is important and be trained in delivery of the resource. All attendees will also receive a FREE copy of the book resource Engineering Fairytales. The book contains 8 activities that can be undertaken in a whole-class setting over a term or could provide x8 weeks work of STEM Club activity and links STEM and Skills to challenges within traditional tales. Each activity also looks at stereotypes and confronts issues around what engineers do all day and what do they look like.


Outcomes cover:

  • Understanding of STEM and Skills in everyday life
  • How to link Literacy and Numeracy with STEM
  • Overview of a range of x8 STEM Challenges and awareness of the diversity of different types of Engineering
  • How to link with STEM Ambassador volunteers in order to widen your pupils awareness of STEM careers and Employers



Aspire to STEM Science S116 October 201910:30-12:45Fleetwood High School

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State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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