Top that! Putting STEM into Pancake Day

Each February, Christians around the world traditionally celebrate with a feast day, where they eat pancakes the day before they enter a 40-day fasting period leading up to Easter.  The symbolism behind this celebration is well documented, but have you ever stopped to think about the STEM skills you could develop when making your next batch...

Careers – the possibilities are endless

What do you do when a pupil states that when they grow up they want to be a mermaid?                                                                         ...


New resources for design and technology to kick start 2020

The start of a new year is a perfect time to try new things. But don’t worry, if you don’t have time to think of activities, we have some brilliant resources from our hand-picked collections, all ready for you to use right away, featuring germ-battling, zombie apocalypse, film facts, flood-fighting, and much more. Resource ideas to get you...


Rolls-Royce science and technology prize now open

From developing an outdoor education hive and an eco-friendly hanging garden to robotics and virtual reality, an incredible range of science-related projects have been recognised and rewarded through the Rolls-Royce science prize, claiming thousands of pounds in prizes.And you could join them as entries open for the now-renamed Rolls-Royce Schools...


International Volunteer Day 2019

Did you know for 2018-2019 STEM Ambassadors contributed an astonishing 531,149 volunteer hours? For ​International Volunteer Day (taking place on 5 December) we wanted to celebrate our wonderful community of STEM Ambassadors, each of whom give their time to inspire young people into studying STEM subjects and ...

The Attenborough effect: get young people interested in STEM

Rachel Hall from educational resource provider Busy Things shares her top tips for getting your pupils interested in STEM subjectsMore people are developing a passion for sustainability, finding environmentally friendly options for their food, clothes and many other aspects of their lifestyle. This is, in part, thanks to Sir David Attenborough’s...

What does an engineer look like?

As part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, we asked engineers in our STEM Ambassador community to demonstrate the incredible diversity of people and roles that exist in the sector.A big thank you to everyone who sent in descriptions of their jobs, along with photos. It was truly inspiring to read through your contributions. Here are a selection of your...


The importance of diversity in engineering

The fact that engineering is a diverse area of work cannot be disputed – engineers work on huge buildings and structures all the way down to the tiniest of electronics, from working with raw materials to manufacturing complex items and from improving things we already make to developing completely new ideas and solutions to human problems. ...


STEM skills are for everyone: why I signed up as a STEM Ambassador

I work in marketing and sales strategy, and I freelance as a writer. Why, therefore, would I think I might be qualified as a STEM Ambassador?It’s a question that I deliberated over for quite some time before I worked up the courage to stand in front of a room of 9 to 11-year-olds to talk to them about why STEM subjects are so important and why...


Start STEM in primary

STEM education campaigner and former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq explains the motivation behind her new book and its central character, a science-mad nine-year-old girlI’ve done a lot of STEM Learning initiatives, with the British Science Association and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, among others, and I’m aware of what a...



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