STEM events (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
The national focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) encourages young people to engage in these areas to address the skills shortage in these industries.
Over the next few months over 800 students from Brinsworth Comprehensive School and its feeder schools will be involved in a huge variety of fun and inspiring events and activities based around engineering. We are extremely pleased to have been allocated funding from the Institution of Engineering & Technology to promote engineering. Working with local companies and organisations the school aims to enhance student’s perception of engineering and develop their interest in this as a future career.
Activities will include; building wind turbines with the Smallpeice Trust; making bath bombs and soaps; learning about DNA; a very challenging STEM day through Attainment Partnership; a forensic workshop through Aspire More Able; building a 12 metre suspension bridge with the help from the Institution of Civil Engineers and designing and testing bobsleighs with Mike Maddox, who represented Great Britain for seven years in the Skeleton Bobsleigh event.
The school will also be taking students out to a variety of companies to promote engineering as well as hosting a careers speed networking event to promote the different routes into engineering.
STEM events 2015
22nd January – LUSH visit – Y9
28th January – Smallpeice Trust at BCS – Y8
10th February – Genetic Engineering at BCS– Extracting and looking at DNA
24th February – ByDesign at BCS – Y5
25th February – ByDesign at BCS – Y5
5th March – Sphere Science Engineering Evening at BCS – Y4, Y5, Y6
9th March – Professor Brainstorm – Y5
12th March – Big Bang Fair – Y7
14th March – POP Maths Quiz – Various Years
17th March – Chemical Engineering at BCS– Making bath bombs and soap
19th March – Dead on Time at BCS – Y8
23rd March – ICE Bridge Build day at BCS – Various Years
24th March – ICE Bridge Build day at BCS – Various Years
25th March – Happy Puzzle Company at BCS – Y7
26th March – Chester Zoo Visit – Y13
26th March – Kjartan Poskitt at BCS – Various Years
22nd April – Get up to Speed visit – Various Years
30th April – Enigma Machine Workshops with James Grime at BCS – Various Years
6th May – Smallpeice Trust at BCS – Y9
13th – 15th May – Filey Residential to Habershon House – Y7
19th May – Cadbury World Visit – Y9
2nd July – Lightwater Valley Visit – Various Years
3rd July – Bunkered at BCS – Y12
7th July – Space Day at BCS – Y5
8th July – Space Day at BCS – Y5
After School STEM Clubs
Throughout the year we run various after school clubs.