National Coding Week: if I had a time machine…

On day 5 of #nationalcodingweek, expert computing teachers share the one piece of advice they would give to their former selves before teaching coding for the first time.

Two Computing at School leaders agree on their key time-travel message. Lecturer Miles Berry suggests you should “Make more time for reading code” to...

Is coding an enigma?

To celebrate National Coding Week, we chatted to the development team at Code Enigma who shared some of their favourite coding tips.

Don’t crystal ball. In other words don’t try and guess every possible improvement your client might need. If you prefer that as an acronym, YAGNI (you aren’t going to need...

Hearing is believing for an acoustics specialist at Atkins

Vicky Stewart is an acoustics specialist and STEM Ambassador at Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We chatted to her about her role in inspiring young people to pursue STEM subjects, and how this has benefited her and her...

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Inspiring the next generation of designers, architects and engineers at a free two-day workshop for students

Scale Rule has organised a free two-day workshop for students in Years 9 and 10 on 1 and 2 July 2017 in Birmingham.The opportunity will enable students to:develop an understanding of what architects and engineers doconsider new careers and choose A levels to matchgain experiences for their personal statementhave a fun and creative weekendThe...

£600 funding for schools by participating in research into benefits of STEM project work

The British Science Association is looking for 200 secondary schools in England to participate in research into CREST Awards.Participating schools will receive £600 funding to take part in a randomised control trial of the Silver CREST Awards in 2017/18 with a group of year 9 students. This is a unique opportunity for your school to make an...

Step up for STEM: taking your first steps in primary computing

Computing was added to the primary National Curriculum in 2014. If you teach children aged 5-11, research suggests it’s unlikely you are confident in teaching computing.The Barefoot Project is designed to improve teacher confidence in computing, helping them take their first steps in embracing this vital STEM subject.Barefoot challenges the...

Celebrating inspiration in the North of England and Scotland

On Friday 12 May 2017, the last of a series of regional ENTHUSE Celebration Awards ceremonies took place.Held in Manchester Town Hall, the evening celebrated a number of inspirational teachers, technicians, support staff and schools and colleges from the North of England.Winners of the 2017 North England and Scotland round of the ENTHUSE...

Do you have what it takes to win The Engineer’s Young Innovator trophy?

As part of its annual Collaborate To Innovate awards initiative, The Engineer magazine is on the look out for the UK’s most inspiring and effective examples of engineering engagement with schools.This special prize, which is sponsored by leading UK manufacturer Renishaw Plc, will go to an organisation that is able to demonstrate excellence in...

Careers in motorsport are encouraging women in STEM

The world of motorsport has traditionally been dominated by men. However, in recent years, some countries have provided a conducive environment for women to grow and develop a career in this competitive field, where each highly-talented team member plays a crucial role and shares in the success.Driving isn't the only career in motorsport. Roles...

Take your class back in time with Dinosaurs in the Wild

With Dinosaurs in the Wild, teachers can take their class somewhere they've never been before – back in time!This new immersive and interactive experience allows teachers to give 7-11 year-olds a unique experience, travelling back 67 million years to see living dinosaurs. Brought to you by producers behind the hit TV series and arena show 'Walking...

Catch the robots bug

Schools are invited to enter a new competition from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851: Catch the Robots Bug!It is a fun and simple competition to generate enthusiasm for robotics, engineering and STEM more widely. Aimed at upper primary and lower secondary schools, little or no equipment is required to enter, or prior knowledge about...

Classroom displays competition: your chance to win £100 worth of vouchers

The summer term has arrived, which can mean only one thing – our classroom displays competition has returned!Over the last few months, it has been fantastic to be able to see the thought and creativity that goes into classroom displays all around the country. As this competition has been so successful, it will be running again for another term.How...

Can your students prevent the spread of infectious disease?

The Youth Grand Challenges are a new design competition for students aged between 11 and 19, in the UK.The Youth Grand Challenges set students a design brief to create an innovative solution under the theme of infectious diseases. The competition is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and run by the British Science Association.By...

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