Louise Parks

Disbelief, amazement and pride: ENTHUSE Celebration Award winner shares her experiences

Written by: Louise Parks, winner of Primary Science ENTHUSE Award, 2016

A balmy summer evening in London and as I walked up to the impressive Wellcome Trust building, not really knowing what to expect, the magnitude of the reason I was there became very real!

After receiving an Intensive ENTHUSE Award...

Investigating social mobility in STEM subjects and careers

Last year, the Social Mobility Commission issued a comprehensive report exploring the transition from school to the workplace amongst several types of pupil group within the UK.

In particular, the commission was interested in why White British males are less likely to be unemployed, and have more social...

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Celebrating British Science Week in design and technology

British Science Week is taking place from 10-19 March 2017, is your design and technology department joining in the celebrations?

This year’s theme is change and aims to encourage young people to think about and investigate the changes happening around the globe.

From seasons and climate, to...

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Royal Society launches primary school science experiments videos with Professor Brian Cox

The Royal Society has joined forces with Professor Brian Cox, the Society’s Professor of Public Engagement, to help primary school teachers across the UK to introduce creative experimental science lessons into their classrooms.A set of six videos and written resources – Brian Cox School Experiments – aimed at key stage 2 students (age 7-11 years)...

Architecture in Schools 2017 has launched

Architecture in Schools is a pioneering education programme for primary schools in London.Pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 will be partnered with architects, engineers and designers as part of Open-City’s annual architecture programme.Children will visit key London buildings, take part in creative classroom workshops, develop their design project...

Bring your badge to work: a new STEM Ambassadors community initiative!

We are excited to announce the launch our STEM Ambassadors network’s first community initiative on social media, entitled “bring your badge to work”.The concept of the campaign is to celebrate and inspire our volunteers, to tie in with the launch of our new badges. Starting from today and over the next few months, we are looking for STEM...

STEM Learning magazines: tell us what you think and be in with a chance of winning

At the start of the spring term we published issue 5 of the STEM Learning magazines, full of practical ways for you to make 2017 the year of trying something different and inspiring your students.We hope that you have read a copy, either in print or online, and found it to be both informative and engaging.Let us know what you thinkWe have created...

ENTHUSE Partnership Awards open for entries

On 10 February 2017, ENTHUSE Partnership Awards reopened for entries.The ENTHUSE Partnership Award is a grant of up to £12,000 for groups of between four and eight local schools and/or colleges in England. These groups will use this money to work together and address local issues of underachievement in science, technology, engineering and/or...

100% discount on selected primary and secondary professional development

100% discount available on selected primary and secondary professional developmentTake a look through the high-quality CPD activities listed below, all of which are eligible for a 100% discount off the activity fee*.PrimaryWe’ve handpicked the following CPD to help primary teachers develop their teaching of STEM subjects. To get 100% off the...

Show your colleagues how much you care this Valentine’s Day

Are you lucky enough to have an amazing colleague? Perhaps they inspire you with their subject knowledge, or have fantastic ideas on innovative activities in the classroom.This Valentine’s Day, take the time to show how much they inspire you by nominating them for the 2017 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.This year, for the first time, you can nominate...

STEM Educators: your chance to be celebrated

Designed to recognise the impact professional development has had on you, your colleagues and your students, STEM Educators is a fantastic opportunity to achieve professional recognition.We’ve put together a helpful list of FAQs to answer your queries.What is STEM Educators?STEM Educators is a free recognition scheme, designed to highlight the...

Encouraging teachers out of the classroom and into industry

An award winning teacher, Elaine Manton, was recently invited to Brussels to sit on a panel advising the European department of education about embedding STEM careers in teaching.Elaine, a teacher at Loreto Grammar School in Altrincham, said:“It was an honour to sit on this panel and discuss what needs to be done in classrooms across Europe to...

BBC Terrific Scientific: inspiring a generation

The National STEM Learning Network is proud to be a campaign champion of the BBC Terrific Scientific campaign.We will be lending ongoing support to the bold and ambitious new campaign from the BBC to inspire 9-11 year old pupils to engage with science through exciting, innovative and accessible mass-participation investigations.Through...

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