Schools Programmes Our STEM workshops for school children
Many of the workshops on offer have been based on the broad topic of ‘Everyday Engineering’, a topic aimed at demonstrating that engineering is all around us. Children are challenged to explore an area of science and use their creativity to find solutions to the problems that surround us, with a focus on sustainable solutions, materials and clean energy. Our topics utilise learning from nature and an outdoor, STEM focused, suite of workshops, ‘The Outdoor Elements’, is also available to choose from.
STEM learning is embedded in the wider estate delivery. Linked activity day packages, with our Education Farm or Education Garden, are available to broaden pupils’ understanding of the principles of sustainable food. Developing a deeper the understanding of our environment can be done in conjunction with our Outdoor Education team.
We cater for class sizes up to 30 with a minimum booking of 12. Materials are charged at £3.50 per child.
We work in partnership with the Engineering Development Trust (EDT). To offer recognition of the skills developed, pupils can gain an Industrial Cadet Challenger Award by taking part in an industry, STEM ambassador supported, workshop aimed at upper primary pupils. The Industrial Cadets (IC) programme aims to raise awareness of local career opportunities in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, developing employability skills and raising the aspirations of young people.
Secondary pupils can gain an Industrial Cadet Bronze award through a linked series of five-day workshops taken across an academic term or as residential experience. This award links directly to careers in the industry and pupils will have an opportunity to meet with employers and visit manufacturers as well as undertaking a project on the estate.
Course fees available on request.
Duration: Daily during the academic year.