If we want our children to have opportunities where “you don’t even feel like you’re actually learning, you just feel like you are on an adventure” and teachers to “be those people we are, not robots that it felt like we should be”, we need to change the way we think about school lessons. Teaching doesn’t need to follow a rigid classroom format – a simple change like going outside can have tremendous benefits.
150 LONDON PUPILS EXPERIENCE HANDS-ON, FUTURE-FOCUSED STEM CHALLENGES AT BIG BANG LONDON
STEM Connect was showcased at The Big Bang London, a regional fair organised by Big Bang UK, the United Kingdom’s largest celebration of STEM for young people. Held over two days at Westminster Kingsway and Newham College on 3rd and 4th July the event welcomed schoolchildren from across the capital, with many trying out the new STEM Connect resources for the first time. Pupils designed and built miniature wind turbines and learned about how wind energy is harnessed for electricity.