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First Edition

Excite and enlighten your students about how STE(A)M is fun, interesting, and results in a rewarding career.

First Edition

The First Edition programme provides STE(A)M taster days for young people. Taster days offer hands-on activities and interactive learning experiences to raise awareness of STEM subjects and careers.

Capacity

Minimum of 30 participants, maximum of 120 participants.

Cost

Workshops are £900.

Dates and Location

Events are usually held locally in our offices Birmingham, Glasgow, Welwyn Garden City, Southampton, Plymouth, Nottingham and Manchester

Duration

Sessions can last for a full school day (5 hours) or they can be split into 2 shorter sessions.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • 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
    • Physics
    • Design/Art/Fashion
    • Electronics/Robotics/Programming
    • Energy/Environment
    • Space/Aerospace Engineering
    • Structures/Construction/Civil Engineering

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:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education

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:

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

  • 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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