The Leaders Awards asks children, pupils and students if you were an engineer – what would you do?
It provides an opportunity for children and pupils to interview engineers about their career paths and motivation, it has evolved into a creative problem solving, literacy and entrepreneurial project which annually involves over 23,800 pupils.
As pupil’s interview engineers and research engineering in general they are encouraged to look at the world around them to find problems an engineered solution could solve. Alongside their annotated drawings an accompanying letter is required to persuade engineers to choose their design to build. Links to universities see these pupil’s dreams realised.
The Better Energy School Awards aim to assist and encourage environmental education for young people aged 5-11. They promote cross-curricular work on the environment and ANY work you are doing at your school covering any kind of environmental issue can be entered. Enter your school today – win up to £5,000!
Take your school on a journey of discovery into STEM! Come to the biggest on-day STEM fair in the Yorkshire and Humber region. It’s FREE, fun and inspirational.
Students will have the chance to take part in over 40 STEM-sational interactive activities. There will also be three pre-bookable shows.
The event encourages students to present their STEM projects. They get the chance to talk to STEM professionals about their work and take part in an awards ceremony to recognise their achievements.
If you are looking for a STEM challenge that gets pupils thinking about electricity in a real-world context then check out the new Solar Challenge from Practical Action.
Set in rural southern Zimbabwe where few villages have access to mains electricity, pupils investigate how to make different circuits which include solar cells. They then look at the requirements for electricity by different people in a community and make decisions on how a fixed amount of solar cells should be allocated based on needs.