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STEM workshops

Connect learning from science, design and technology, engineering and maths and to careers across STEM.

STEM workshops

Workshops are designed to engage students in STEM and allow them to contextualise what they're learning across all other subjects. The sessions are about ensuring all children gain the right skills and experience to raise their aspirations across STEM.

Whatever your needs and focus across your school the sessions can be tailored to address this. The workshops can offer you routes focused on raising attainment and progress of all students including those with SEND.

Sessions are fun and can engage students which can result in improving students attendance and also contribute to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Capacity

Minimum of 10 participants, maximum of 100 participants.

Cost

£250 for a half-day experience, £400 for a full day. Cost for expenses will be charged for any schools outside of catchment.

Dates and location

The deliverers are based in Shropshire and Birmingham. If travel is required individuals will need to enquire, additional costs will be incurred if beyond 20 miles from base in Telford and/or Birmingham.

Duration

One-off sessions are designed to be delivered as a half-day session for 2 to 3 hours and provide teachers with tasks for students to complete before and after.

Regular workshops run on a block of 6-week sessions.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress 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

Topics

  • Materials
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Electricity
  • Earth and space
  • Forces

Working scientifically

Whichever curriculum your school follows, pupils should have the opportunity to carry out practical investigations in science that help them to develop their scientific skills. This experience builds the following enquiry skills:

  • Asking questions
  • Making predictions
  • Setting up tests
  • Observing and measuring
  • Recording data
  • Interpreting and communicating results
  • Evaluating

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.

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

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

Good for a career in...

  • Aircraft
  • Computing
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Space
  • Transport
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