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Boost skills by running a STEM Club

 

STEM Clubs are of significant importance in Secondary Education due to the renewed emphasis on Skills shortage and the need to re-balance the economy.

 Staffordshire STEM Centre Secondary Activity

Within Staffordshire, there are over 20 successful STEM Clubs run by secondary schools. Most of them are afterschool clubs offering exciting and motivating activities. Some clubs give emphasis on boosting skills, others target the gifted and talented. A few offer project top-ups while others concentrate on general interest and leisure pursuits.

 

STEM Clubs are different from normal lessons as students attend on a voluntary basis. 

 

Sorting out activities can be a tall order on top of a normal teaching and learning load ......But we can help! 

►  We can run hands-on sessions on many including Solar Power, Roller Coasters and Computer Control.

►  We can provide all the equipment and resources you will ever need to deliver a successful session.

►  We can offer creative ideas and interesting topics to challenge and maintain learner interest.

Schools running successful STEM Clubs in Staffordshire  

 

Abbots Bromley School For Girls

Leek High Specialist Technology School

Alleyne’s High School

Longton High School and Arts College

Biddulph High School

Painsley High School

Blythe Bridge High School

Moorside High School

Clayton Hall Business and Language College

St Edwards C of E Junior High School

Cannock Chase High School

St Thomas More Catholic College

Cheslyn Hay Sport & Community High School

Trentham High School

Edgecliff High School

The Priory School

Haywood Engineering College

 

Holden Lane High School

 

Lacon Childe School  

 

To get you started here's where you can find additional resources

 

STEM Clubs National Logo
Crest Awards Logo
First Lego League Logo
Young Engineers Logo

National STEM Clubs Network

STEMNET, the national Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Network has a dedicated section within their website containing suggestions and activity sheets with advice on setting-up and running clubs.

 

CREST Awards

The British Science Association CREST awards can be used as a stimulus for context and reward. Entrust STEM Centre is the local CREST Award Co-ordinator for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent. Awards are available at Gold, Silver and Bronze levels.

 

FIRST LEGO League 

The FIRST organisation in America (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) organises a Worldwide Challenge each year. The challenge involves problem solving and teamwork in activities developed around LEGO components and computer control interfaces. Teams compete against each other at Regional, National and World tournaments.

 

Young Engineers Clubs

Although these Clubs focus on engineering activities, the involvement of Science, Technology and Maths skills is very clear. The club network provides newsletters, resources and competitions. Membership is Free! 

 

Join the STEM Club Revolution!

 

For further information on how to set up a successful STEM Club, please follow this link or contact Tony Homer online or by telephone: 01785 895400