Delve into the world of BBC micro:bit

BBC micro:bit

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has registered and received their free pack of BBC micro:bits. So far, more than 19,000 primary schools have signed up – and there’s still time to register before the 18th December deadline. If you’ve received your BBC micro:bit pack and are thinking “What now?”, here are some ideas and inspiration. Get up close The […]

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week – On a mission to challenge perceptions of careers in STEM

Tomorrow's Engineers Week

If someone told me when I was at school that I would grow up to have a job working in space, I would have been over the moon (no pun intended). I always thought a career in STEM required strong maths skills or good science grades – but luckily for me, that isn’t the case. And I’m on a mission to inspire others to explore the many different routes that can be taken into career in STEM. […]

Economic Research Council offers free Econ Club access to all Sixth Forms

Economic Research Council has opened up its Econ Club to all sixth forms

The Economic Council (ERC) has announced that it is opening up its ‘Econ Club’ program to all schools in the UK. The bespoke ‘Econ Club’ program has been developed over the past year as a dedicated space for in-depth economic discussion and learning in a bid to serve as a transformative educational platform for sixth […]

Industry heavyweights back renewed focus to tackle UK skills gap at grassroots

The Design & Technology Association, the leading body dedicated to supporting, developing and promoting high-quality design and technology teaching and learning in schools, is today launching its highly anticipated Vision Paper for 2023. Backed by Sir Jony Ive, Will Butler‑Adams OBE and Yewande Akinola among others, the paper highlights the urgent need for revitalising design and […]

Get free science resources for British Science Week!

British Science Week - a child with balloon does experiment

British Science Week takes place from 6-15 March 2020 and a well-known parenting blogger is launching a digital campaign to provide parents and teachers with free learning resources – raising money for charity at the same time.  Helen Neale, the creator of the UK’s No.1 Parenting Blog Kiddycharts.com, is launching 31 Days of Learning which will give schools and families free […]

STEM event set to launch competition to stop plastic pollution

STEM competition focuses on climate change

The British International Education Association (BIEA) is proud to host its second annual international Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference on 15 January 2020. Focusing on the theme of plastic pollution and how to combat the global issue, the conference will convene a series of expert speakers and panellists who will discuss how technology […]

How specialist STEM provision gives students a real advantage in education and beyond

STEM Education children cheering

There is a worldwide drive on STEM education because 75% of the fastest growing occupations require that particular skill set. One of the most effective ways to ensure students can develop the skills required is by introducing STEM enrichment days throughout the year.  The most successful activities enable pupils to explore career options they have never […]

Rolls-Royce and Discovery Education bring STEM to primary schools

Rolls-Royce STEM education sessions for primary schools

An exciting new partnership to inspire the next generation of scientists was launched at Rolls-Royce HQ in Derby recently. Teachers from local primary schools visited the Rolls-Royce Learning and Development Centre to celebrate the start of the new initiative, which sees the company joining forces with Discovery Education to support STEM learning. Developed to spark […]