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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Enter The Great Bug Hunt Competition

Get your pupils outside and learning about living things and their habitats with The Great Bug Hunt Competition. Simply identify a local habitat, get your pupils to explore and discover the mini beasts (bugs) that live there, draw them and record their findings – it’s that easy!“The Great Bug Hunt competition is a fun and fascinating way to...

Win £1,000 for your school or college with the Rolls-Royce Science Prize!

Celebrating ten years, the Rolls-Royce Science Prize offers teachers the opportunity to implement innovative teaching ideas in science and mathematics into their school or college.All you need is to supply an action plan for the ideas you think would be most beneficial for your school or college.Your plan needs to detail a teaching idea or project...

Cream of the crop at our computing conference

Our computing conference held in conjunction with CAS Regional Centre for Yorkshire and Humber, will prove to be one of our most exciting and informative events yet. With leading names in computing, we guarantee that there is something for every teacher at every phase.Check out some of our leading line-up:Miles BerryMiles Berry is one of the...

UK’s £200m Polar Research Ship named in honour of Sir David Attenborough

A £200 million state-of-the-art polar research ship is to be named after world renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, the Science Minister Jo Johnson has confirmed today (6 May 2016).Following a call for suggestions that sparked global interest, Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough has been selected as a name that...

Free food science summer school for Year 12 students

In June and July this year, Year 12 students have the opportunity to attend free food science courses at four different sites around the country.Each course is a two to three day residential, giving students the opportunity to get a taste of university life at the same time as discovering more about the food industry. “Food science...

Don’t miss your chance to bask in the limelight

Applications for our ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are open. Apply for your chance to share the limelight; demonstrate all your hard work and celebrate all that you and your school have achieved. There are two different awards on offer: Individual awards and Organisational awards. The Individual awards have been designed to recognise and...

STEMtech to host third annual conference in June

The third annual STEMtech Conference and Showcase - Skilled for Success - will be taking place on 13-14 June 2016. Designed to support the development and advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, this event works with industry partners to ensure young people develop the skills needed for the future. ...

Full programme confirmed!

We have just confirmed our programme of events for our Using STEM research conference.Held at the National STEM Learning Centre in York from 20 May 2016, we’re proud to be hosting our second conference on using STEM research and evidence-based practice. If you want to feel more comfortable using research in the classroom or if you’ve got some...

How fast can your micro:bit travel?

BLOODHOUND SSC is a UK designed and built car that is aiming to break the 1000mph barrier and set a new land speed record.This summer term, the BLOODHOUND Project is using its world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.School teams across...

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