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STEM events (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

The national focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) encourages young people to engage in these areas to address the skills shortage in these industries.

Over the next few months over 800 students from Brinsworth Academy and its feeder schools will be involved in a huge variety of fun and inspiring events and activities based around engineering. We are extremely pleased to have been allocated funding from the Institution of Engineering & Technology to promote engineering. Working with local companies and organisations the school aims to enhance student’s perception of engineering and develop their interest in this as a future career.

Activities will include; building wind turbines with the Smallpeice Trust; making bath bombs and soaps; learning about DNA; a very challenging STEM day through Attainment Partnership; a forensic workshop through Aspire More Able; building a 12 metre suspension bridge with the help from the Institution of Civil Engineers and designing and testing bobsleighs with Mike Maddox, who represented Great Britain for seven years in the Skeleton Bobsleigh event.

The school will also be taking students out to a variety of companies to promote engineering as well as hosting a careers speed networking event to promote the different routes into engineering.


STEM events 2015/16


12th – 16th October 2015 Maths Week Various Years
5th November 2015 UKMT Senior Maths Challenge Y12 & Y13
25th November 2015 STEM Event KS3
2nd December 2015 Blood Bank Visit Y12
16th December 2015 First Lego League Competition Various Years
5th January 2016 Swann Morton Y12
4th February 2016 UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge Y9, Y0, Y11
17th February 2016 ByDesign Day Y5
18th February 2016 ByDesign Day Y5
23rd February 2016 STEM Event KS3
5th March 2016 Pop Maths Quiz Various Years
14th – 18th March 2016 Science Week Various Years
14th March 2016 Dead on time STEM Event Y8
14th March 2016 Professor Brainstorm  Y5
15th March 2016 Chester Zoo Y13
16th March 2016 Exploding Custard Y7
17th March 2016 Sphere Science Evening Y4, Y5, Y6
12th April 2016 STEM Event KS3
20th April 2016 Get up to Speed Visit Various Years
29th April 2016 UKMT Maths Challenge Y7 & Y8
5th May 2016 STEM Event KS3
5th July 2016 Bunkered STEM Event Y12
8th July 2016 University of Sheffield Visit Y12
14th July 2016 Flamingo Land Visit Various Years


After School STEM Clubs

Throughout the year we run various after school clubs.

Stem Club Science College with our Primary Schools Science Club

Digital Arts Club