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Secondary STEM Day

Interactive and engaging experience to support classroom-based STEM learning.

Secondary STEM Day

Secondary STEM Days workshops are designed to provide an interactive and engaging experience to support classroom-based learning. They comprise of a range of workshops selected to fit in with your school day covering a range of key subjects. Subjects include robotics, power, wind turbines, code-breaking, bridge building, physics of flight, the science of sport and many more.

A range of skills such as teamwork and communication complement the academic elements to give learners a comprehensive overview of this exciting area.

Dates are available throughout the school calendar. Participant numbers can be varied to suit requirements and workshops can be tailored to suit school needs.


Minimum of 30 participants, maximum of 900 participants. Participant numbers can be varied to suit requirements.


2 hours to 5 hours depending on school requirements.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Biotechnology
    • Design/Art/Fashion
    • Energy/Environment
    • General Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering/Systems/Processes
    • Medicine/Healthcare
    • Space/Aerospace Engineering
    • Sport/Fitness
    • Structures/Construction/Civil Engineering
    • Transport

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

  • Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

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