BP Ultimate STEM Challenge 2016

Exploring the world creatively: teachers share their experiences of the Ultimate STEM Challenge

The Ultimate STEM Challenge invites 11-14 year old students to put their STEM skills to the test.

With the entry deadline for this year’s competition fast approaching, we chatted to some schools that took part in last year’s challenge who told all about how the competition has impacted them and their students.

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Horbury Academy STEM Club

From aspiration to inspiration: our STEM Club journey

When a parent tells you they chose your school because of the STEM Club it makes all that hard work worthwhile! 

Our STEM journey started four and a half years ago. I got to school one morning and was asked if I could accompany a trip at short notice. They were going to a STEM fair – I had no idea that it was about...

BBC micro:bit

From the micro:bit to robotics: getting students excited about STEM

Sam Reid is a design and technology teacher at a school in Hampshire. He has been busy developing a variety of projects designed to get students and staff excited about STEM subjects. We chatted to him about the work he is doing to inspire teachers and students alike.

My goal is to develop projects, resource packs and...

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The Smallpeice Trust: programme of 2018 courses released

The Smallpeice Trust has released the first phase of their programme of residential courses for 2018.Over the last academic year, through 700 residential and STEM day programmes, The Smallpeice Trust helped more than 50,000 students to imagine the great things they were capable of achieving in STEM subjects.Following on from their success in the...

What the industrial strategy means for you

Last week, the Government released their Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future. But what does it mean for you?Currently, around 40% of employers report a shortage of STEM graduates as being a key barrier to recruiting appropriate staff. Similarly, the number of students studying STEM-related courses reduces as they progress...

Get ready for spring with 100% discount on selected course fees

We’ve selected a handful of spring primary and secondary and FE courses that will get you set for 2018 and put a 100% discount offer on the activity fee to make it even easier to access our high quality CPD.PrimaryTo get 100% off the activity fee for the following primary CPD activities, use the discount code SPRING18PRI when booking. Take a look...

Inspire your students with the UK Junior Water Prize

We all want to inspire students to go further with their study of STEM subjects. This annual competition, organised by CIWEM, in partnership with the Stockholm International Water Institute, is the perfect way to do this.Aimed at students aged 15 to 20*, the UK Junior Water Prize inspires students to solve our biggest global environmental...

National Marine Aquarium grants programme

There has never been a more crucial time for a wider understanding of the oceans and the threats they face.Often the key to increasing awareness is to encourage smaller projects managed by individuals, community groups, schools, or other conservation charities. Such projects, however worthy, often face challenges in raising the small amounts of...

Leading the way

With pupil numbers on the rise, the need and importance of having high-quality leaders is growing year on year, making it essential to encourage more people into a leadership role.So if you are new to leading a department, or are aspiring to become a head of department in the future, these courses are perfect to help you develop both your skills...

The Big Spotacular: raising money for Children in Need

From 13-17 November 207, thousands of nurseries and schools will be wearing spotty fancy dress, selling spotty cakes and taking part in sponsored spotty challenges. This is all to raise money for BBC Children in Need, helping to change the lives of disadvantaged children from across the UK.Children will also participate in an exclusive fundraising...

Get involved with British Science Week 2018

British Science Week is an annual celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Running from 9-18 March 2018, thousands of activities will be taking place across the UK for people of all ages.To make it even easier for you to get involved, the British Science Association has a number of grant schemes to support you in...

Cisco Little Big Futures: win an Internet of Things Explorer Kit

To celebrate the launch of Cisco’s Little Big Futures, we’re giving you the chance to win one of these Internet of Things Explorer Kits.To get involved, all you need to do is tweet a photo of you, your colleagues or your students working on any of the Little Big Futures one hour resources. Make sure to use the hashtag #LittleBigFutures in your...

Be recognised for your impact: Kavli Education Medal

The Kavli Education Medal is awarded by the Royal Society to an individual who has made a significant impact on science or mathematics education within the UK.Awarded every two years, the recipient will be called upon to deliver a lecture at a specialist scientific or educational meeting or for the general public.The next round of nominations will...

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