Get started with engineering inspiration
Teachers are amazing, but we know that you’re often stretched for time and are looking for more ways to engage and inspire your students.
We have pulled together a collection of ‘quick wins’, activities to suit everyone, top tips and stories about how to use all the things featured on Neon to bring STEM to life for your students. We hope you find it useful!
We know that time can sometimes be tight and have collected a range of activities below that are quick to run with your class and require little to no preparation.
Show young people how technology is changing the world of work and how their hobbies and passions could lead them into a career in technology in the future.
Our engineering challenges inspire young people to give engineering a go, following in the footsteps of great engineers from the North East.
There’s something for everyone on Neon, regardless of how much (or little) time you have available.
Hear from schools across the UK and get practical tips on how to use activities and resources from Neon to inspire your students.
Secondary School, Norfolk
Amanda Moffat is a D&T Teacher and STEM Coordinator at Alderman Peel High School. Here she tells us about the 2 STEM team building days she is planning for her year 7s and year 8s, made possible thanks to a £700 Neon bursary.
Secondary School, Hertfordshire
From radio controlled cars to taking part in some top STEM competitions, Stuart Higham from The John Warner School has built up a full-time STEM club full of exciting activities and opportunities for the students.
Secondary School, Lancashire
Becky Holland is the Data and Careers Manager at Preston Muslim Girls High School. She just won a £700 Neon bursary and is busy planning an exciting STEM enrichment day for her whole school.
Watch the videos below for some top tips on how other teachers have engaged and inspired their students into engineering.