Results for "Rolls-Royce" (19)

Rolls-Royce science and technology prize now open

From developing an outdoor education hive and an eco-friendly hanging garden to robotics and virtual reality, an incredible range of science-related projects have been recognised and rewarded through the Rolls-Royce science prize, claiming thousands of pounds in prizes.And you could join them as entries open for the now-renamed Rolls-Royce Schools Prize for...

Creating a buzz about STEM

As a Newly Qualified Teacher with a background in chemistry, I was thrilled to get my first teaching post at a school whose headteacher has a passion for science and a desire to develop the subject in school.During my first year, I was supported in leading science by the head and now, nearing the end of my second year teaching, the school is a Rolls-Royce...

Assessment for Learning – making it stick

Ursilla Brown is the KS3 Science co-ordinator at St Bernadette Secondary school in Bristol and is one of 50 teachers to win £1,000 for their school as a result of their entry in the Rolls-Royce Science Prize. In this article she outlines her entry for the prize and the effect it has had on her school.Research is clear about the impact of assessment on pupil...

Go Team Science!

Sally Norville is from Canon Lee School and is one of 50 teachers to win £1,000 for their school as a result of their entry in the Rolls-Royce Science Prize. In this article she outlines her entry for the prize and the effect it has had on her school.Is your science faculty stuck in yesteryear? Ours was! We were disjointed and had no clear direction. ...

The Nature of Learning: teaching in the outdoor classroom

Vicky Sharkey is from Dr Thomlainson C of E middle School and is one of 50 teachers to win £1,000 for their school as a result of their entry in the Rolls-Royce Science Prize. In this article she outlines her entry for the prize and the effect it has had on her school.I have been a science teacher for nearly 15 years. I never wanted to be a...

Make space for a Makerspace

East Wemyss Primary School won the 2018 Rolls-Royce Science Prize for its use of Makerspaces. Teacher Tracey Ellicott talks us through their journeyThe Makerspace seed was sown after visiting Northrop Grumman’s FabLab in Los Angeles. I set out to create our own scaled-down version in the old public library building in the school grounds.My intention was to...

The outdoor classroom: Risk taking and creative thinking

Bev Fletcher is the Assistant Headteacher and Science Coordinator at Brotherton and Byram Community Primary School, North Yorkshire. She is one of 50 teachers to win £1,000 for their school as a result of their entry in the Rolls-Royce Science Prize. In this article she outlines her entry for the prize and the effect it has had on her school.Leading...

Outdoor learning in primary schools

Rosie Hancock teaches at Brayton CE Primary School, she has been a primary school teacher since 2011 after qualifying at Leeds Trinity University College. Rosie is one of 50 teachers to win £1,000 for their schools as a result of their entry in the Rolls-Royce Science Prize. In this article she outlines her entry for the prize and the effect it has had on...

Enhancing Primary Science

Shelley Drury is Deputy Head of Curriculum for Science at Kings Priory School (KPS) in Tynemouth.  She has been teaching science for 12 years, with specialisms in biology and chemistry across primary and secondary schools.  Her current role involves overseeing middle years at KPS. Shelley is one of 50 teachers to win £1,000 for their schools as a...

How studying STEM subjects can open up a world of opportunities

If you asked me 25 or 15 years ago, or even today, what “career” I wanted to have I wouldn’t be able to tell you. But having chosen to study STEM subjects, I have never been short of options.I have always found interesting and challenging jobs - I have worked in a pharmaceutical research and development department, been responsible for quality control at a...

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