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Free new STEM programme launched for schools

Schools across the UK can now apply to host their own STEM inspiration event in school, with the launch of a new free STEM-based programme. 

‘The Big Bang at School Blueprint’ includes everything schools need to host an inspiring STEM day, filled with science, technology and engineering activities that help students to get creative and find their flair for STEM. 

With a range of curriculum-linked activities and team-based projects, schools can easily tailor the day to the needs and interests of their own students.  

From renewable energy, app design or even aerospace, there’s something for everyone. 

Arran Goodchild, senior product development manager at EngineeringUK, who run the Big Bang Programme, said: “We know teachers and school leaders really value being able to offer their students innovative and exciting experiences, however they often don’t have the time or resources to be able to arrange this themselves. 

“That’s why we’re delighted to be able to help schools with this by providing a free suite of ready-to-use resources – designed to make it as easy as possible for them to host their own exciting STEM day.” 

Feedback from schools who have already taken part in the programme has been positive. 

Science teacher Caroline Maston said: “Big Bang at School was a great success! It made a real buzz around school which we needed after a tough year.  

“In fact, next year I’ve been given more time on my timetable to run more STEM activities across school.” 

The Big Bang at School Blueprint includes: 

  • The Big Bang Challenge
  • Digital content that can be accessed during the event or on-demand 
  • STEM careers inspiration and guidance on where young people can go next 
  • Workbooks, project ideas and activities for in-class inspiration 
  • Guides, planners and support to help schools make the most of the day 

Applications for the Big Bang at School Blueprint are open to all state-funded schools in the UK. Find out more here

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