UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 02 February 2018 12:45
To celebrate National STEM Clubs Week 5-10 Feb, STEM Learning is launching a brand-new set of free activities to schools around the UK – including ‘Is there witchcraft and wizardry in the real world’ and ‘Movies and magic’.
The UK STEM Clubs programme is a national initiative led by STEM Learning. STEM Clubs allow young people the opportunity to explore and try new things, increase enthusiasm and interest in STEM subjects and related careers.
The new activities are available to all and free to downloaded from www.stem.org.uk/stem-clubs.
Whatever the subject base, age or ability, STEM Clubs are a great way to engage young people in science, technology, computing, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Now in its fifth year, Chipping Campden school in Gloucestershire’s STEM Club has recently launched ‘Exploring Space’ an activity that encourages sixth form students to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with local primary pupils.
Jackie Flaherty, the school’s Director of STEM said:
“We’ve found that giving sixth form students the responsibility of teaching our younger pupils in our STEM Club is really successful. It teaches our budding scientists how to communicate their knowledge to others, an essential skill as they progress into careers in STEM-related industries.”
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STEM Learning is the largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering, computing and mathematics (STEM). We work with schools, colleges and others working with young people across the UK. Supported by a unique partnership of Government, charitable trusts and employers, we are dedicated to raising young people’s engagement and achievement in STEM subjects and careers.
Part of STEM Learning’s remit is to support the UK’s many diverse STEM Clubs.
STEM Clubs Week 5-10 February
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