Dr Richard Spencer receives 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Richard Spencer

Dr Richard Spencer, Head of Science at Middlesbrough College, and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching –  Further Education category shares his experience about the difference the award has made to him, his school and pupils.

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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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The Royal Institution national debate: should our smartphones always be listening?

The Royal Institution is asking young people in schools throughout the UK and Ireland to debate one simple question: ‘Should our smartphones always be listening?’ The answers will explore the concept of privacy through the eyes of the next generation. As they make the transition from childhood to adulthood, they offer the unique perspective...

New CBeebies series launched to engage pre-schoolers with STEAM

Bitz & Bob is a new CBeebies series for pre-schoolers. It follows the adventures of eight-year-old Bitz, her younger brother Bob and their toy friends as they use everything they find to create magical worlds where their toys and creations come to life.The show combines amazing adventures with key principles of STEAM (science, technology,...

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...

Latest edition of Catalyst magazine published

With articles on dark matter, manta rays and terra forming, this term’s edition is bound to make you and your students say ‘wow!’Aimed at 14-19 year olds, Catalyst magazine is packed with engaging, issue-led articles written by leading academics. It comes with a handy set of teacher’s notes, so that you can bring the articles alive in the...

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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