Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) 6th Form Project
The EESW 6th Form Project encourages young people to consider a career in STEM. A professional engineer from a link company works with a team of up to 8 students and their teacher from September-March on a real problem, set by the company.
The Project begins in September. After initial planning to develop their solutions, teams spend time with their engineers and undergraduates to refine their proposal and submit a Project report.
Teams then attend an Awards and Presentation Day to exhibit their work, undergo an assessment and present their findings to a panel of assessors where special awards are given for various categories.
This activity provides multiple benefits:
- Students gain an insight into Engineering
- Students can enter for a Gold CREST Award and are part of an accredited scheme to gain part of the Welsh Baccalaureate
- Schools/Colleges benefit from teacher continuing professional development (CPD)
- Companies benefit from a raised profile within the local community and could potentially receive financial savings from successful projects
- This project is a recognised project for the Welsh Baccaluareate
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||29 August 2017|
|Last modified||29 August 2017|
|Nature of scheme||Project for students|
|Subject(s)||Computing, Design and technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Science|
|Running times||Over 8 weeks|
This activity is funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh European Funding Office for schools in West Wales & the Valleys and by the National Science Academy through the Welsh Government for schools in East Wales.
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