The National STEM Clubs Programme

STEMNET is delighted to announce the winners of the STEM Clubs Week 2015 competition.

02-06 February 2015 was the inaugural STEM Clubs Week. Almost 100 activities took place in STEM Clubs across the UK on the theme of ‘celebrating diversity’.

STEM Clubs Week was designed as an opportunity to STEM Clubs to showcase their activities, demonstrating the enthusiasm of the teachers and students who are involved in STEM Clubs every week across the UK.

As part of STEM Clubs Week, STEMNET also ran a competition to encourage innovation in the activities the STEM Clubs took part in. Each winner will receive £200 in Mindsets vouchers. The entries were all very high quality, and demonstrated the hard work that students put into their STEM Clubs activities.

STEM Clubs Week 2016 will run from 01-05 February 2016. More information will be made available later in the 2015 summer term.

The winners of the STEM Clubs Week competition are:

Most unusual science communication project – Redmoor Academy

Most unusual location – The Ravensbourne School

Best cross-curricular STEM Clubs Week activity – Evelyn Grace Academy

STEM Clubs Week activity involving the most people – Flegg High

STEM Clubs Week activity involving the most diverse age range – Aylward Academy

Special prize for cross-school activity – Penwortham Priory, Tapton School and Framwellgate School


 

Welcome to the National STEM Clubs Programme website. Our aim is to help secondary schools throughout the UK establish and maintain exciting science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) clubs.

STEM Clubs are a powerful and highly enjoyable way to engage school students with STEM subjects. They can be fun and fulfilling for students and club leaders, and have positive impacts for the school.

Through STEM Clubs, students gain practical, team work and leadership skills, their confidence and engagement in STEM increases as well as their motivation to study STEM and enter STEM careers.

The pupils are developing a valuable skill set which they might not have got had they not attended the club and many of these skills such as teamwork, independence, presentational skills and resilience will be useful to them in the world of work and beyond school.

STEM Club leader

On these pages you will find advice on how to go about setting up a club or building up an existing club.

We also list ideas for activities, providers of club programmes and places to look for funding.

And we have information on how STEM Ambassadors, an external volunteer from a STEM-related field, can enhance your club.

For more personalised advice, we can link you to a STEMNET Contract Holder in your region who can provide one-on-one guidance on any aspect of STEM Clubs. Get in touch and find out about the support available for your STEM Club.