Working in teams of four, students are challenged to use digital tools and new technologies to tackle climate change in their local area.
This activity encourages students to develop their employability skills. For example, listening, speaking, problem solving, creativity and teamwork.
Students will work through the design process to research, design and develop a prototype. Once they have created their prototype, it is then time to enter the Dragon’s Den and communicate their findings as a group presentation.
Through the completion of this workshop, students will also be able to achieve a CREST Discovery Award.
This workshop supports the KS2 Science and Design and Technology national curriculum. This workshop covers Gatsby Benchmark 3, 4 and sometimes 5 if volunteers/ambassadors are able to attend (Covid permitting).
STEMworks will provide all materials for the workshop.
Minimum of 20 participants, maximum of 50 participants.
£450 + costs for consumables.
Duration and location
Full day, at schools within 150 miles of Gloucester.
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
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:
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.
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.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.
A project-based activity for students to help their community reach Net Zero.
Redefine the future with Big Bang Digital, a 3-day event now available on-demand and packed full of inspiring and interactive sessions on the theme of building a brighter and greener future using STEM.
Encourage young people to think about how a whole community could tackle the problems we are facing, like climate change and resources running out.