Summer of STEM launches

STEM Learning’s Enrichment Lead Tom Lyons introduces our Summer of STEM activities to engage, entertain and educate young people over the summer holidays.

As I write this, my two daughters are finishing their last week of school…at home, in their bedrooms. They’ve worked hard with their home learning, and so have their...

Inspiring Young People in STEM: Feedback Tools

Confidence in communication

When first stepping into a classroom, one of the biggest worries for STEM Ambassadors is “Will these young people enjoy the activity or just switch off? Will they understand what I’m telling them?” Nabih Asif, from our London STEM Ambassador Hub reflects on how you can improve your confidence in...

Smoothing secondary school transition in STEM

All Year 7 teachers know that new cohorts arrive from primary school with varying levels of knowledge, skills and confidence. These variations are compounded by multiple feeder schools all having different approaches.

 

How can this be managed at the point of transition, so all students make progress, not...

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Cisco Little Big Futures celebration events

We are holding two celebration events on Monday 23 April 2018 at the National STEM Learning Centre in York and Tuesday 1 May 2018 at Cisco Headquarters in London.Cisco Little Big Futures is aimed at students aged 11-14 and has a collection of resources to use across the STEM subjects and for your STEM Clubs. The resources introduce upcoming...

Bring your badge to work is back!

We are excited to announce that our STEM Ambassadors community initiative “bring your badge to work” will return this April.Designed to celebrate and inspire our volunteer network, last year’s campaign received so many fantastic responses that we have decided to run it again.Throughout the course of the month, we are looking for STEM...

Walton Priory School wins BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

Young scientists from Walton Priory School in Staffordshire have been announced as this year’s winners of the Ultimate STEM Challenge.Four students from Walton Priory School in Staffordshire have won the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge at an event held at the Science Museum in London. Aimee, Eve, Jenny and Megan were praised by the judges for their...

Ultimate STEM Challenge finalists announced

Twelve teams of students from UK schools have been announced as finalists of the BP Ultimate Challenge, set to be held at the Science Museum in London on Monday 12 March 2018.The national competition, launched in partnership with STEM Learning in June 2017, challenges UK students aged 11-14 to put their science, technology, engineering and maths (...

Join the UK’s biggest celebration of science

British Science Week takes place from 9-18 March 2018 and is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Whether you’re planning an activity of your own, or participating in pre-existing events, anyone can get involved with British Science Week.Find out how we can support youThere are plenty of ways that STEM Learning...

Success for STEM Clubs Week

STEM Clubs Week took place from 5-10 February and celebrated the creativity of STEM Clubs from across the UK.The week was packed full of fun, inspiration, and ideas. To support you in your STEM Club activities, we launched an engaging new support package which includes five new activity resources and a best practice handbook.We have been...

Could you be a 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award winner?

The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are an annual celebration of schools, colleges, teachers and technicians. Could you be one of our 2018 winners?At STEM Learning, we believe in recognising those who invest in continuing professional development (CPD) - whether that’s as an organisation or as an individual.The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are designed...

Get a free Internet of Things kit when you take part in the Little Big Futures!

You may have seen that we have recently launched a new set of resources for our Little Big Futures programme.These resources help your students work towards achieving a CREST Discovery award which will be funded by Cisco.We love to see how schools are getting on with these resources and what creative solutions students are coming up with. So we’ll...

Royal Society Partnership Grants open for applications

Do you have a great idea for bringing research alive in school?Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable students aged 5-18 to carry out projects in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing and data science.Open to any primary or secondary school in the UK, successful projects will:deliver a better understanding of the latest...

Final call for secondary schools: apply for the Polar Explorer grant award

Deadline for applications extended: 5pm on 14 February 2018Open to all state-funded secondary schools, the Polar Explorer grant award is for those wishing to improve the transition in STEM subjects from primary to secondary. The award of £2,500, focuses on the following four areas:science leadershipquality of collaboration between science...

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