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Early Years teaching: the key to teacher and pupil development

The Early Years classroom in a primary school is usually that strange colourful space at the end of the corridor where the chairs are so small and there seems to be so much going on at any one time that for the untrained observer it can seem like chaos.I know it was in my school and I was a little scared of venturing there as I really didn’t...


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Northern lights and geysers: the wonders of Iceland

The Iceland STEM study visit is a unique opportunity to be inspired by the wonders of the country in a STEM context.Through talks from leading researchers in their fields, carrying out a mini-STEM project, seeing real-life examples of “difficult to teach” contexts and through sharing ideas with other participants, the STEM study visit is full of...


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ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2016: an interview with winner Rose Russell

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise the impact teachers, technicians and support staff have on their students as a result of professional development delivered across our network.A key milestone within the academic year, shortlisted schools and individuals are invited to a high profile dinner where they can showcase their work.2016 saw seven...


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BP Ultimate STEM Challenge top tips

We’ve put together some top tips to help you with the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge.Taken from teachers who have previously taken part and feedback from the judges of previous years, these tips will help give you the jump on the competition!Here are what the judges are looking for in a top submission:Scientific methodologyThe depth of the science...


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Five inspirational ideas for British Science Week

British Science Week, taking place on 10-19 March 2017, is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Organised by the British Science Association, it features fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. Last year there were over 5,000 events...


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The Ultimate STEM Challenge: an interview with Angmering School

We asked Martha Boyne (MB) and Emily Clements (EC) from Angmering School about their experience of participating in last year’s Ultimate STEM Challenge. Their students’ enthusiasm and dedication lead them to submit 14 projects to the competition.Why did you decide to enter the Ultimate STEM Challenge?MB:  We’ve both got amazing pupils that...


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Step up to the challenge

In partnership with the Science Museum and STEM Learning, BP has launched the Ultimate STEM Challenge. The competition invites young people aged 11 to 14 across the UK to put their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills to the test, by tackling real-world challenges.Now in its third year of running, hundreds of schools have...


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How lessons in 3D printing can help creative pupils shine

Wriiten by Chris Elsworthy, CEO of CEL and creator of the Robox 3D printerIt feels like we’ve all been excited about 3D printing for a long time. For years it’s been the hot new thing on the horizon - a technology which will turn us into a world of makers designing and creating our own creations.While the...


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Don’t miss your chance to work with BP

Fancy spending time this October working with BP?Our STEM Insight programme has some last minute places available for teachers looking for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, with BP, one of the UK’s largest science and engineering employers.A placement with BP will open your eyes to the world of STEM in the workplace and provide you with in-depth...


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To infinity and beyond – moonshots that are changing the world

When John F Kennedy declared in 1962 that America would go to the moon, he created the first ‘moonshot’.50 years on, the term moonshot is now a metaphor, describing projects that endeavour to solve the monumental problems of the world. Famine, climate change, extreme poverty, illness and disease – these are huge problems that affect millions of...


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