STEM Summer Newsletter
STEM Bulletin - July 2020
While many of us have been disappointed that some of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) activities that were planned have obviously had to be cancelled, there are still some fantastic chances to think about STEM pathways, and opportunities, as we head into the summer.
Year 10 – Arkwright Engineering Scholarships:
Every year we support talented STEM students in applying for financial scholarships to support them in becoming future graduate engineers. This year we are delighted to announce that our current year 11, Tommy Besson has been a successful applicant this year. He has made it to the final stage of the application process and will hopefully be receiving his financial award as well as being linked to an engineering company who will support and sponsor him through his Post 16 studies.
This year’s applications will launch properly to year 11 in the autumn term but I wanted any potential future engineers to have the opportunity to know what Arkwright Scholarships are about (link here!) and perhaps to think about undertaking a practical project at home over the holidays (link here!) which will greatly help with your Arkwright application and STEM skills.
Year 7 & 8 – Tech We Can
This is a fantastic resource to enable students to do STEM activities and to see what career opportunities are available in the technology sector. It is sometimes delivered in schools but over lockdown there have been some amazing video lessons uploaded (Tech Tuesdays) for students to complete independently at home.
Check it out if you’re interested in getting creative and improving your STEM skills & knowledge. (Registration is required but it is FREE!)
All Years - Big Bang Digital 2020 - Science, engineering & Covid-19
This online event has been put together following the cancellation of both out Big Bang Fair trips that normally go out in the spring and summer terms. Big Bang Digital takes place on Tuesday 14th July and celebrates the amazing work of scientists and engineers in a pandemic.
TV & Radio Science Presenter, Podcaster & YouTuber Greg Foot will be hosting live, exploring the topic with a range of guests, putting your questions to the experts and bringing his usual energy and enthusiasm to the day.
Be sure to click on digitalbigbang.co.uk on 14th July if you’re interested in watching some amazing STEM content.
If you have any questions about these initiatives (or anything else STEM related) then feel free to get in touch with Mr Walters on firstname.lastname@example.org
- STEM Summer Newsletter
Details of Big Bang Digital on 14th July & further STEM initiatives that can be done over the summer (08/07/2020)
- Big Bang Fair CANCELED!
The event will not be running and therefore refunds will be issued for year 9/10 trip. (10/03/2020)
- Big Bang Fair STEM Trip for Year 9 & 10 - 12/03/2020
We are off once again to the UK's largest exhibition of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (03/03/2020)
- John Deere Practical STEM workshop for year 10
John Deere will be visiting the school on Thursday 5th December to run 2 year 10 practical workshops (25/11/2019)
- Big Bang Fair - East Midlands STEM Event
Year 8 & 9 visit the East Midlands biggest event for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (28/06/2019)
- Yr 10 Engineering Apprenticeship Trips
Industrial Visits to Barnstone Cement Works and John Deere in Langar. (21/06/2019)
- International Women in Engineering Day, Tarmac visit for a Yr 8 girls STEM event
Engineers from Barnstone Cement works visited Toot Hill on 22nd June to deliver a hands on workshop (11/07/2018)
- Reading Bingo - Summer Reading Challenge
Reading lists recommended by the LL (Learning Lounge - 12/07/2020)
- STEM Summer Newsletter
Details of Big Bang Digital on 14th July & further STEM initiatives that can be done over the summer (STEM Pathways - 08/07/2020)
- Ofqual Consultation
Proposed changes to the way some GCSEs, AS and A Levels should be examined in summer 2021 (Whole School - 06/07/2020)
- Author Interview: Jess Butterworth
We interview author of 'Swimming Against the Storm'... (Learning Lounge - 21/05/2020)
- LL online
Keeping in touch with students... (Learning Lounge - 14/05/2020)
- How to spot Fake News
The Internet is an amazing place... (Learning Lounge - 27/04/2020)
- Nottinghamshire County Council Covid-19 Support For Families
A Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub has been set up offering help and support (Learning Support - 24/04/2020)
- Easter Bake-off - Food Technology Challenge
The response to Mrs White's Lockdown Easter Bake-off challenge was fantastic. (Design & Technology - 21/04/2020)
- Helping our local NHS
Producing personal protection equipment (Whole School - 14/04/2020)
- Harry Potter Fans!
Something fun and interactive (Learning Lounge - 02/04/2020)
- 20th Jul 2020: Enjoy the holidays everyone ☀️