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3D Web Technologies Ltd (3DW) have funding to run twelve STEM skill-focused workshops for Year Eight pupils in Secondary Schools across the following areas:
- Walney Island
- South Lakeland
Please take a look at this map to see if your school is in an eligible area.
At each school, a group of thirty pupils would be selected from Year Eight to participate in the workshop. 3DW is flexible in how the participants are selected and can support the schools in the selection process. We are looking to deliver the workshops between March and July of 2019.
An overview of the project:
High-impact, in-depth STEM sessions for over 360 pupils at 12 schools
Team Working activity involving: Maths, IT, Engineering, Graphic Design & Presentation Skills
Innovative, engaging Virtual Reality technology
Building on tools previously developed by 3DW to support Ørsted offshore projects
The project will be based upon a resource package developed and utilised by 3DW under a previous workshop delivery series. This new proposed project titled ‘Working in STEM: Design and Build A Virtual Wind Farm’ aims to give students an engaging, balanced and educationally valuable bigger picture insight into the complexities of offshore wind farm design.
- Using initiative and being self-motivated (leaving the pupils for periods of time work on their own but with availability for help)
- Organisational skills (working on multiple tasks throughout the day ensuring they are all finished for the deadline)
- Working under pressure and to deadlines (we give a strict deadline for the presentation to be finished which counts towards the final decision)
- Ability to learn and adapt (working with software they have never used before; adaptation of the wind farm design throughout the day)
- Communication and interpersonal skills (presenting their design at the end and the processes they used to develop it)
- Teamwork (pupils work in a team for the whole session, we purposefully try not to put them with their friends)
- Negotiation skills (agreement on who is most suitable for each role; agreement on what turbine type to use)
- Valuing diversity and difference (putting the teams together based on their different skills)
- Problem-solving skills (designing a wind farm working within its constraints whilst ensuring it’s financially viable)
- Numeracy and IT skills (working out the financial viability; using the 3DW computer software)
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||09 January 2019|
|Last modified||04 April 2019|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||Computing, Information technology, Digital literacy, Cross curricular, Design and technology, Design skills, Leadership, Mathematics, Personal development, Science, Practical work|
|Running times||A day|