STEM

Final call for schools and not-for-profit organisations in the Midlands to apply for STEM grant funding of up to £20,000

Organisations in the West Midlands have just days left to apply for a grant of up to £20,000 from the Millennium Point Charitable Trust, to support their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education projects. Applications close on Monday 30th November, at 5pm. Not-for-profits, schools and charities can apply for …

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Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Programme launches 2021 applications

Children’s education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, is calling for students and schools to sign up to its highly respected engineering scholarship programme, The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship. The programme, for which applications are now open, is designed to inspire and equip the country’s brightest young people to pursue their dreams of …

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Science Quality Mark awarded to primary academy in West Yorkshire

Batley based Birstall Primary Academy has received the PSQM GILT award after its efforts and sustained improvements in raising the profile of science across its whole school community. The GILT is awarded to those schools who have clearly established science leadership, successful teacher autonomy and innovation, development into science teaching …

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Can your class master Mars? School robot competition 2020 invites team entries

The EPSRC UK-RAS Network, organiser of the annual UK Robotics Week celebration, is today inviting school groups aged 8-14 years to submit their unique designs for a robot that can explore exciting space terrains. The School Robot Competition 2020 is open for entries now at https://www.ukras.org/school-robot-competition/design. The deadline has been …

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The Smallpeice Trust and the RAF to donate Think Kits to schools

Children’s education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, and the RAF have joined forces to donate engineering-based ‘Think Kits’ to the schools remaining open to support vulnerable children and students of key workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this time of need, many UK schools are continuing to provide emergency learning and …

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New ‘Great Exhibition at Home’ challenge launched to inspire young innovators in wake of school shutdown

The Great Exhibition at Home Challenge is a positive contribution to independent learning at home during this period of unprecedented Covid-19 disruption from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, the Royal Academy of Engineering and Big Ideas. Meaningful, structured and creative STEM activities build to an exhibition to …

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Robot-savvy students secure once-in-a-lifetime chance to represent the UK at global robotics tournament in the USA

Almost 500 students from across the South of England gathered at the KingsGate Conference Centre in Peterborough this week (Wednesday 13 March) to compete in the inaugural FIRST® Tech Challenge UK Championships. Team St Christopher’s Snowflakes from St Christopher School, Letchworth Garden City were named FIRST® Tech Challenge UK Inspire …

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