Summer School Catch Up Programmes 2021 - STEM Programmes and Workshops
We all know that, this year more than ever, the key to success for catch-up Summer Schools will lie in engaging pupils in in their learning by harnessing their creativity and unleashing their imaginations – by providing playful yet powerfully effective approaches. Which is exactly what we at As Creatives have been doing at summer schools since 2012. And not just summer schools – more than a million children and young people worldwide have now benefitted from our all year round creative learning programmes! So we’re ideally placed to support you.
We’ll work with you to design and deliver a one, two or three day programme allowing pupils to practise age-appropriate skills in and understanding of key areas of the curriculum in maths, literacy and science.
All can be safely delivered in line with individual schools’ Covid-19 policies. Just get in touch for more details – we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
Maths - CSI: Bake Off
All is not well in the world of the Bake Off – one of the judges, Saul Pinewood, has had food poisoning – and he knows it wasn’t an accident! He’s narrowed the field down to six suspects – and hopes that pupils can use their understanding of fractions, percentages and measurements to help him take the final step.
Maths - The Trading Game
The Trading Game provides students with opportunities to think about maths in some very different ways. Working in an ever-shifting environment, they’ll come to understand that “value” can be a concept that changes depending on circumstances, that the ability to prioritise is an essential mathematical skill, and that the properties of 2D shapes allow them to be arranged in a variety of ways.
And while the Game has its own intrinsic merit, of course, its greater value lies in the follow-up – where students are facilitated through a process allowing them to identify and categorise the skills they have had to use.
Fast, furious and fantastically engaging, The Trading Game is particularly appropriate for schools operating “bubbles” consisting of entire year groups
Maths - Number Patterns: The Bunker
At the heart of maths, of course, lies the ability to identify, analyse and predict patterns. so, inspired by the work of Alan Turing and his fellow mathematicians at Bletchley Park during World War II, The Bunker is based in cryptology – the writing and reading of codes. Appealing to all age and ability ranges, The Bunker has a simple premise. Working in teams, and at their own pace, students need to identify as closely as possible the location of an Enemy Radio Transmitter by cracking a series of increasingly fiendish numeric, geometric and semiotic ciphers. The more codes they crack, the more precisely they’ll be able to pin the Transmitter down.
The Bunker has been so successful over the years that we've now developed the most challenging version so far (for those who wish to take it!). Calling on participants to manipulate numbers, geometrics and abstract symbols, it's ideal for high-ability mathematicians - and provides a perfect way of demonstrating just how far maths can take you!
Science - Innovation and Beyond
An exciting and engaging way to explore Seven Innovations That Have Changed the World – and some lesser sung heroes of innovation, including Mae Jemison (a medical doctor who became the first African American woman in space), Elijah McCoy (who revolutionised the railway industry) and Charles Richard Drew (whose work on blood plasma saved countless lives in WW2 – and is still being used today). The workshop also helps pupils understand that, far from being spontaneous, “innovation” responds to events, existing in a continuum where past, present and future are all linked.
Science - Journeys into Space
After a tour exploring the human journey to space so far, pupils will imagine the day when space tourism is routine. Working in small groups, and supported by our specially designed Interplanetary Fact Files, they’ll explore and bring to life some of the real, scientific challenges posed by space travel - and use to this to investigate some of the features of our neighbours in the solar system.
Science - CSI: Forces
How do different forces operate – and what do they actually do?
CSI: Forces sets your pupils a problem – to use their knowledge and understanding of forces in identifying which of six suspects sabotaged the new Jupiter VII space rocket. They’ll take part in a number of activities, each releasing a force-related clue eliminating one of the possible criminals – until the Police Force becomes the most important force, as the miscreant is hauled before justice …To book this activity, please contact:
0151 708 8886
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.
How to take part/get started
One, Two or Three Day Programmes available. Workshops can be delivered In-person or live streamed.
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||09 April 2021|
|Last modified||09 April 2021|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||STEM Clubs, Data & Information, Cross curricular, Mathematics, Science, Outside the classroom, Computing, Practical work|
|Age||11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Running times||1 day-1 week|
From 395.00 + VAT
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