STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
The STEM programme as a whole aims to increase young people’s STEM skills in order to provide employers with the skills needed for a 21st century workforce and ensure the UK’s place as a leader of science-based research and development. In spring 2012 Manor College hosted three super learning days for each year group in key stage 3 to promote ‘alternative energies’.
We aim to carry on from this success and develop our STEM programme further by liaising with industrial links in 2013. These links will provide us with the opportunity to enrich, enhance and inspire our learners in ‘real-life situations’ and with real links to future careers in this very specialised area; ‘STEM careers confront the most important challenges facing the world, from climate change to poverty.’
Over the next academic year Manor will be hosting a variety of STEM related activities inside curriculum time and as extra-curricular enhancement and enrichment programmes, they include; STEMNET.org.uk, STEM CLUBS.net, ARMY, Tees Valley Production, RTC North, ECITB, Toyota, Rapid and BSKC (British Schools Karting Championships).
Check back for regular up-dates and up-coming events.