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.