Bringing industrial careers into the classroom: Alice Kupara shares her experiences

Written by: Alice Kupara, STEM Insight participant and teacher at Thomas Deacon Academy

The school I work at, the Thomas Deacon Academy, specialises in STEM subjects and we are at a centre of excellence for the development and delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities.

We are always...

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 have better employment rates and more social mobility...

Working with the future generation of STEM: Mihika’s story

An inventor and award-winning primary school engineer, Mihika Sharma is certainly not your average six year old.

Last year she won the London Special Leaders Award, a STEM programme by Primary Engineer in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering at University College London (UCL), designed to...

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Evaluating the impact of the CREST Silver Award

The British Science Association will be evaluating the impact of the CREST Silver Award and are looking to recruit up to 200 secondary schools in England to participate in a randomised control trial.Half the participating schools will be randomly assigned, by computer, to the ‘treatment’ group and will deliver the CREST Silver Award in 2017-...

Let Teachers SHINE competition now open

The 2017 Let Teachers SHINE competition is currently accepting applications.SHINE is an education charity that gives children the opportunity to acquire the skills and confidence they need to turn their potential into success at school and beyond, irrespective of their background or family income.They support educational programmes to raise the...

Save the Children’s Den Day returns for 2017

Save the Children’s Den Day, an educational interactive fundraising event for schools, is returning for a third year on Friday 16 June 2017.Den Day calls on schools to join in with a creative, fun adventure as pupils build dens together and raise money to ensure children have a safe place to sleep and play. In 2016, 600,000 children signed up to...

The British Science Association would like your feedback

The CREST Awards scheme is the British Science Association’s (BSA) flagship programme for young people, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5 to 19 year olds.It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for project work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects.CREST gives students the...

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: celebrating educators in Northern Ireland

The Northern Irish winners of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards were announced at a high-profile awards evening on 29 March 2017 at the Parliament Buildings, Stormont Estate, Northern Ireland.The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise the dedication of teachers in the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.The...

Premier League launches Premier League Primary Stars

The Premier League has launched its most ambitious community programme to date, Premier League Primary Stars, with the aim of supporting 10,000 primary schools in England and Wales by 2019.The programme was developed alongside industry experts Edcoms, the PSHE Association and National Literacy Trust.There are free downloadable resources available...

Intensive ENTHUSE Awards open for entries

Applications for our Intensive ENTHUSE Awards are currently open.Intensive ENTHUSE Awards are grants of up to £5,000. These grants are available to schools and colleges that have not previously engaged with the National STEM Learning Centre for support in professional development.The grant is available to support CPD which addresses one or more of...

Congratulations to the winners of the CISCO Little Big Awards!

Last week was the final of the CISCO Little Big Awards, where schools from around the country came together to show off their ingenious designs that involve the Internet of Things and improve the way we live our lives.The finalists were selected from regional heats across the UK and they came together at the CISCO office in Heathrow to give a five...

Meet the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge winners

Last week the final of the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge took place at the Science Museum in London.The competition asked teams of students to use their creativity to design an efficient solution to real-world challenges. It was fantastic to see the inspiring creations the students came up with and a pleasure to watch them present their ideas.BP have...

People Like Me campaign: opening doors for girls in STEM

In 2015, WISE launched a project called People Like Me, which aims to engage and encourage more females into careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Built to inspire girls to study and forge career within STEM sectors, the campaign is led by WISE board member Professor Averil MacDonald and is sponsored by Network Rail....

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