We are proud to be a partner of STEM Learning UK as managers of the STEM Enrichment Programme for Yorkshire and Humber. One of the programmes we support as part of this is STEM Clubs.
At least three quarters of UK schools have one or more thriving STEM Clubs, but we want it to be more. More STEM clubs in schools/colleges will increase the opportunities available to young people to participate in a high impact STEM activity during the course of their education.
STEM Clubs are out-of-timetable sessions that enrich and broaden the curriculum, giving young people the chance to explore subjects like science, technology, engineering, and maths in less formal settings.
We’d love to hear about more STEM Clubs in our area – please complete this short form if you already run a club and would like some support or guidance. If you’re interested in establishing a STEM Club please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a few examples of successful STEM Clubs locally:
- Darton Academy in Barnsley started their STEAM Club in 2015 with the aim of igniting a spark in all those attending. It was hoped this would also filter out into the whole school – to encourage them to investigate fantastic STEAM subjects, take on projects, be fully inclusive and hopefully lead to the young people taking on STEAM based careers. Read more.
- Wales High School in Sheffield run an in-house STEM Ambassador mentoring programme. It is led by Year 12 students to support younger students with STEM including those from local feeder primary schools. It aims to give those studying/and with an active interest in STEM the opportunity to inspire others and hopefully go on to become part of the STEM Ambassadors programme and continue volunteering when they leave school. Read more.