Outdoor learning at Settrington School

Tough mudder: taking maths outdoors

Being based in the countryside, our school has ample opportunity to make use of the area around us. I am passionate about outdoor learning and am drawn to the idea of using the resources all around us. This particularly relates to teaching maths.

However, we also want to ensure that we are focussing on how outdoor...

Earth from space

The most cataclysmic event in one afternoon

How do you incorporate the complete story of the Big Bang and other galactic phenomena into your key stage 4 and 5 lessons?

The trick is to draw on the expert experience and amazing resources of the University of Hertfordshire at the Bayfordbury Observatory. This is where a group of teachers visited as part of a CPD...

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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STEM Ambassadors motivate students through mentoring programme

A mathematics mentoring programme piloted by Holloway School in Islington, shows how secondary students can work together with role models to improve their STEM skills and careers knowledge.James Ohlson, Holloway’s Lead Practitioner in Mathematics, started the ten week mentoring programme for Year 11’s during the run up to their GCSEs last year,...

Core Maths resources find new home

Following the closure of the Core Maths Support Programme in July 2017, STEM Learning is pleased to announce that we will continue to host the complete collection of materials produced by the Core Maths Support Programme.Teaching resources, case studies, videos and other support for Core Maths can now be found at www.stem.org.uk/core-mathsThe Core...

Celebrating inspiration: winners of the 2017 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards announced

On 20 July 2017, the winners of this year’s ENTHUSE Celebration Awards were announced at a prestigious event at the House of Commons.The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise and celebrate a range of inspirational teachers and technicians from across the UK.This year, we held a number of events to celebrate the quality of teaching and leadership...

STEM Ambassadors demonstrate the power of science at arts festival

On Saturday 1 July, volunteers from a collective called BrumSciComm delivered science activities to around 800 children at the Cotteridge Community Festival of Music, Art & Dance (CoCoMAD) in Cotteridge Park.  All of the CoCoMAD scientists are STEM Ambassadors and are committed to getting more young people to enjoy learning about STEM...

Help build your workforce of the future

STEM Insight brings the opportunity for industry and universities to provide immersive experiences for teachers, supporting them to better understand the diverse range of STEM careers and career paths available to young people.It allows the opportunity for low cost, small scale business investment with long term, widespread impact. Recent studies...

Design Ventura: challenge your students to design a new product for the Design Museum shop

Open to students in years 9, 10 and 11, the Design Ventura competition offers students the opportunity to consider the whole process of design, from initial ideas to manufacturing and budgets to marketing and branding.Working in teams, students develop a new product that could be sold in the Design Museum shop, demonstrating...

Spark children’s curiosity with Explorify

Explorify is a free new programme by the Wellcome Trust for primary school teachers that sparks pupils’ curiosity and develops their thinking skills. It’s free to use, requires very little preparation, and is easy to slot into your everyday timetable.The programme is open to all teachers of primary school pupils aged 5-11. There are over 50...

Youth Grand Challenges 2017 now open for applications

The British Science Association, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has launched an exciting and innovative competition, the Youth Grand Challenges.Youth Grand Challenges is a competition which aims to engage 11-19 year old students with looking at how science and technology can be used to tackle global health and development...

Current website issues

We have recently had problems with spam accounts being created on the website and posting in the community groups.We are working to resolve these issues. As a result of the work we are doing, some areas of the website are currently unavailable, including registering for a new account and creating new group topics or comments.If you already have an...

A day of celebration to inspire girls in careers in engineering

STEM Ambassador Hub East England recently hosted an event to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, with the aim of raising the profile of the sector and encouraging more girls to consider engineering as a career.Engineering is currently a male-dominated profession, with women making up less than 10% of the sector. To counteract the...

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