Colin Louden receiving an ENTHUSE Celebration Award

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Colin Louden

Colin Louden is Head of Science at Lisneal College, Londonderry, Northern Ireland and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Secondary. We asked him about his experience of winning the award and what it meant to him, the school and the pupils.

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Computing STEM Ambassador

Starting out as a STEM Ambassador: tell your story and inspire young people

I count myself to be extremely fortunate with the exposure I got to STEM careers as a kid. Even at a very young age I saw what a day to day work of an engineer involves as my father was a civil engineer.

I loved the experience I got when I went on site visits with him, looked at project designs and asked...

IT Apprentice

A day in the life of an IT apprentice

Stephanie Yarrow is the IT Support Trainee at STEM Learning, a role she has been doing for around a year. We chatted to Steph about her experiences of being a trainee and the benefits of doing an apprenticeship.

Tell us a bit about yourself and your role

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The Smallpeice Trust launches new and exciting courses for 2017

With the new academic year well under way, the Smallpeice Trust is continuing its mission to give young people everything they need to fuel a passion for engineering and has recently launched a range of new and exciting courses for 2017.Smallpeice strongly believes in encouraging young people to consider a career in one of the UK’s most exciting...

Winner of Rolls-Royce Science Prize 2016 announced

Earlier this month, the winners of this year’s Rolls-Royce Science Prize were announced at their annual awards ceremony, held at the Science Museum in London.The Rolls-Royce Science Prize is the company’s flagship UK education programme and helps teachers implement science and mathematics teaching ideas in their own schools and colleges.As usual,...

Winners of 2016 STEM Inspiration Awards announced

The winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2016 were announced on 24 November at a prestigious event at the House of Lords.The STEM Inspiration Awards recognise the work done by a wide range of people and organisations, to enrich the experience of young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, and to promote the...

100% discount code for high-quality professional development

We have an exclusive offer for all teachers and technicians at state-funded schools.Get a 100% discount* off the course fee on the below CPD activities. Enjoy our high-quality CPD that is tailored to each STEM subject, take a look at which activities are eligible for the discount and get booking!Primary CPDWe’ve handpicked the following CPD that...

Upcoming events from the Royal Society of Biology

The Royal Society of Biology has a number of different education-related schemes and events coming up to help encourage young people’s interest in biology.British Biology OlympiadThe British Biology Olympiad will take place from 20 – 27 January 2017 and will consist of two, one hour multiple choice tests taken online in schools. Top...

BBC Learning launch new campaign, Terrific Scientific

BBC Learning, in partnership with Wellcome, have launched Terrific Scientific, a bold and ambitious new campaign to inspire primary children to get excited about science.Terrific Scientific is a major 18 month UK-wide campaign to bring practical science into the classroom and into our homes. Instead of lab coats and test tubes, the campaign...

Technology, Design and Innovation Challenge: your chance to win £1,000

Have you got a key stage 4 or 5 student who has a brilliant idea for a design and technology or engineering project? Are you running a group that is creating an innovative solution to a problem?If so, The Manufacturing Technologies Association is looking for innovative design and technology and engineering ideas to celebrate the creativity and...

Take a look at last year’s Little BIG Awards winners

The Little BIG Awards aim to close the engineering and digital skills gaps within the United Kingdom to attract more engineering and digital talent.This is to ensure the UK maintains its competitive edge and continues to foster innovation, which will ultimately drive economic growth.This is a rewarding and exciting opportunity for students to...

Come and visit our resource centre

Located at the heart of the National STEM Learning Centre in York, our resource centre houses the UK's largest collection of physical resources to support the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.With thousands of resources to browse through, from books and gadgets to DVDs and a one-of-a-kind archive collection, the...

Discuss ideas and share experiences in our Ultimate STEM Challenge community group

The BP Ultimate STEM Challenge is back for the third year running and the challenges are bigger and better than before.This year, students aged 11-14 across the UK are being challenged to use their STEM skills creatively to design either a rocket, remote controlled aircraft or robot arm that enables a safer and easier working environment in some...

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