Nicola Connor receiving an ENTHUSE Celebration Award in 2018

Meet the winners of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Nicola Connor

Nicola Connor is Class Teacher at the Peel Primary School, Livingston, West Lothian and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Primary. We chatted to her about her experience of winning the award and the difference it has made to her, the school and the pupils.

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Using Geoboards to develop mathematical thinking

I’m always on the lookout for more unusual questions about run-of-the-mill mathematics topics.

When finding the area of a rectangle for example, students very often automatically look for the numbers to put into the formula. I was therefore intrigued by the area maze problems created by Japanese mathematician Naoki Inaba, as...

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10 ways to use dominoes in your mathematics classroom

Recent years have seen a rise in popularity of certain manipulatives, including Cuisenaire rods and algebra tiles, while other manipulatives have a tendency to gather dust in the maths department store cupboard. Dominoes, for example, are often over looked.

We think it’s time to dust off the dominoes and dive in with these...

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STEM Learning spring term magazines land this week

The new year arrives with a new edition of the STEM Learning magazine for both primary and secondary schools.Keep an eye out in your schools this week for the new editions full of insightful articles, practical resources and upcoming CPD for your summer term. In the primary edition we’ve got advice on how to celebrate British Science...

2019 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards open for nominations

The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise teachers, technicians, support staff, ENTHUSE Partnerships and schools and colleges who have shown commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), which in turn, has improved young people’s achievements and progression in STEM.At STEM Learning, we believe in recognising those who are dedicated to...

Government staff help the Year of Engineering legacy live on

As 2018, the Year of Engineering draws to a close, more than 30 staff from across government have helped ensure the legacy will live on by signing up to become STEM Ambassadors.The Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Transport (DfT) Prof Phil Blythe welcomed colleagues from DfT, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

The Smallpeice Trust releases new programme of courses for students

The Smallpeice Trust has recently released the first phase of their programme of full-board residential courses for 2019, available universities across the UK.Covering a variety of engineering topics including automotive engineering, aerospace engineering, nuclear marine engineering, girls into physics and 21st-century materials, The...

Polar Ambassador starts solo expedition to the South Pole

Jenny Davis, a British lawyer and ultra-endurance athlete is attempting a solo, unsupported and unassisted ski to the South Pole from the Antarctic coast.Jenny will receive no outside assistance during the attempt and will be hauling a 80kgs pulk carrying her tent, food and equipment. This is a journey of over 715 miles and Jenny is aiming to beat...

STEM Learning announces support from MedImmune

STEM Learning has announced that MedImmune, the global biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca, will become the latest supporter to join our campaign to improve young people’s outcomes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.MedImmune’s support will enable a group of schools and colleges close to its Cambridge R&D...

Network Rail STEM Ambassadors get a sneak peek at exciting new resources

STEM Ambassadors from Network Rail attended a practical and hands-on training day at the National STEM Learning Centre on 22 November 2018.This training is the first of its kind, developed following an exciting new partnership between STEM Learning and Network Rail. As part of this partnership, we are developing a whole new set of resources for...

The Government’s Industrial Strategy one year on: successfully bringing industry and education together

This week marks the first anniversary of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, launched to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.As the demand for STEM skills in the UK has reached a critical point, business and education must work together to support Government by investing in the workforce of the future: raising...

ENTHUSE Partnership to benefit from Ørsted East Coast Community Fund

Ørsted is the latest firm to back ENTHUSE Partnerships in the UK, targeting their support at schools via their East Coast Community Fund.The grant, for £20,000, will enable a group of schools and colleges to address local issues of underachievement in STEM subjects through a two-year programme to improve young people’s knowledge, skills and...

The David Clarke Prize

Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?The David Clarke Prize is awarded to an exceptional primary, secondary or FE teacher who has gone the extra mile in inspiring young people to consider engineering as a profession and career.Main awardThe main award will comprise a £2,000 personal award for the prize winner (i.e. with no...

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