All schools in the UK are invited to join the new nationwide STEM Clubs Network either by affiliating an established club or by starting a new one. The initiative, which is aimed at 11-14 year-olds, aims to tackle the UK’s STEM skills shortage by transforming the way young people engage with these subjects and linking what they learn to the real world. It will also give teachers access to the very latest in best practice as well as invaluable professional advice, resources, contacts and personal support.
Although the focus is on encouraging every secondary school in the UK to join the STEM Clubs Network, any school is welcome to join this free network.
The STEM Clubs Network is co-ordinated by STEMNET and builds on the highly-successful After School Science and Engineering Clubs pilot funded by the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF) which has been running since 2006 involving more than 10,000 students in 500 schools.
Teachers interested in setting up a STEM Club in their school should e-mail to register their interest, or go to www.stemclubs.net to find out more information.
Guest blogger: Cathy Brown, STEMNET