Stem Days

Introduce your students to the exciting world of engineering by booking an in-school STEM Day for Years 6-11 – perfect for bringing science, technology, engineering and maths subjects to life.

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Daring young people to imagine

STEM Days are held in school for young people in Year 8 – 12 as well as in Primary school for students in Year 7. Hosted by a Smallpeice Trust educator, they are designed to complement the national curriculum in science, technology, engineering and maths. Activities range from designing, testing crash proof vehicles, wind turbines to building bridges.

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Autonomous Vehicle Challenge

YEARS 8-12

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Straw Glider Challenge

YEAR 5-12

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Smart Building Challenge

YEAR 7-9

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Speaker Challenge

YEAR 9-12

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Wind Turbine Challenge

YEAR 7-11

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Marine Technology Challenge

YEAR 7-11

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Desert Island Survival Challenge

YEAR 7-10

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Primary

YEAR 5-6

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Aircraft Challenge

YEAR 7-11

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How do STEM Days work?+

A Smallpeice educator will come to your school to hold a STEM Day workshop for up to 60 students. Depending on the course you’ve booked, the session will run for a full or half-day around normal school hours.

What do the students do?+

A STEM Day session starts with students taking part in a Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) exercise to help identify the best role for them in the main project. They then get the chance to put their creativity and problem-solving skills to work with others on fun design-and-make projects.

What are the Project Options?+

We can work with you to find the most suitable project work for your students. Activities range from designing, testing, and refining low-emission vehicles, propelled gliders, crash-proof vehicles, reservoirs, speakers, wind turbines, railways and bridges. But no matter what you choose, we will fit the session around the rooms and equipment available. All you need to do is supply the required number of supervisory teachers and technicians in line with statutory requirements.

Does it support the National Curriculum?+

STEM Day activities are designed to complement the National Curriculum in science, technology, engineering and maths by demonstrating the link between what’s taught in the classroom with the wider world. They are especially beneficial for students in the process of choosing Key Stage 4 options.

How long is it and what does it cost?+

Some of our STEM Days are FREE, location and content depending, thanks to the sponsorship of our corporate partners. What’s more, if you have an idea for a particular course, let us know and we’ll get in touch with a relevant organisation for sponsorship.

What are the benefits+

Students get information about future career and HE/FE (higher education/further education) options, can put their creative thinking into action, and learn time management, team work, problem-solving, enterprise, personal and social skills.

Schools can benefit from raising the performance standards of their students, enhancing the curriculum, and meeting requirements for achieving Specialist status in engineering, science, technology and business enterprise.

STEM Day+

Get your students excited about engineering by giving them the chance to be part of an interactive STEM Day+ and achieve the CREST Discovery Award at your school.

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Daring young people to imagine

STEM Day+ is an interactive CREST accredited workshop to introduce students to the exciting world of engineering and to gain a CREST Discovery award from the British Science Association.

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Autonomous Vehicle Challenge

YEARS 8-12

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Aircraft Challenge

YEAR 7-11

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Desert Island Survival Challenge

YEAR 7-10

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Primary

YEAR 5-6

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Each day we receive many emails from students, teachers and parents from across the UK. Here are our answers to the most common queries. If your question isnt answered here, please contact us and we will try our best to help.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What’s the difference between a STEM Day and a STEM DAY+?+

STEM Day+ is an interactive CREST accredited workshop to introduce students to the exciting world of engineering and to gain a CREST Discovery award from the British Science Association. Hosted by a Smallpeice Trust trained educator at your school, each STEM Day+ workshop can take up to 60 students and will run during a full school day.

The CREST Awards scheme is the British Science Association’s flagship programme for young people. CREST is a scheme that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers. CREST Discovery Awards offer an introduction to real project work and give students the freedom to run their own investigations. Students work in groups to solve a STEM challenge with minimal adult intervention, and present their work at the end of the day.

All students who take part in a STEM Day+ workshop and complete their CREST passports are eligible for the CREST Discovery award, and to receive a personalised certificate.

What do the students do?+

A STEM Day session starts with students taking part in a Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) exercise to help identify the best role for them in the main project. They then get the chance to put their creativity and problem-solving skills to work with others on fun design-and-make projects.

What are the Project Options?+

We can work with you to find the most suitable project work for your students. Activities range from designing, testing and refining smart building solutions, programming autonomous vehicles, to building and flying a propelled glider. But no matter what you choose, we will fit the session around the rooms and equipment available. All you need to do is supply the required number of supervisory teachers and technicians in line with statutory requirements.

Does it support the National Curriculum?+

STEM Day activities are designed to complement the National Curriculum in science, technology, engineering and maths by demonstrating the link between what’s taught in the classroom with the wider world. They are especially beneficial for students in the process of choosing Key Stage 4 options.

How long is it and what does it cost?+

Some of our STEM Day+ workshops are FREE, location and content depending, thanks to the generous sponsorship of our corporate partners. Schools not eligible for a free STEM Day+ can purchase one at a cost of £995 plus expenses (travel and accommodation, if required).

What are the benefits+

CREST is respected by universities and employers and enhances students UCAS personal statements. Students also get information about future career and HE/FE (higher education/further education) options, can put their creative thinking into action, and learn time management, team work, problem-solving, enterprise, personal and social skills.

Schools can benefit from raising the performance standards of their students, enhancing the curriculum, and meeting requirements for achieving Specialist status in engineering, science, technology and business enterprise.

Aspire Experiences

Aspire Experiences are free 2 hour events that take place after school, aimed at students and a parent/guardian to show how studying STEM subjects could potentially enhance their career prospects in engineering.

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Daring young people (and their parents) to imagine

With the aim of bringing the STEM experience to families, parents/guardians take part and help their children with an engineering-based challenge that is designed to be fun and educational for all involved.

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Speaker Challenge

YEAR 9-12

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Marine Technology Challenge

YEAR 7-11

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Primary

YEAR 5-6

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Straw Glider Challenge

YEAR 5-12

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Each day we receive many emails from students, teachers and parents from across the UK. Here are our answers to the most common queries. If your question isnt answered here, please contact us and we will try our best to help.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a Aspire Experience?+

Aspire Experiences are free 2 hours events aimed at students and a parent/guardian to show how studying STEM subjects could potentially enhance their career prospects in engineering. With the aim of bringing the STEM experience to families, parents/guardians take part and help their children with an engineering-based challenge that is designed to be fun and educational for all involved.

What do the students and parents do?+

An Aspire Experience session starts with students taking part in a Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) exercise to help identify the best role for them in the main project. They then get the chance to put their creativity and problem-solving skills to work with others on fun design-and-make projects.

What are the Project Options?+

We can work with you to find the most suitable project work for your students. Activities range from designing, testing and refining smart building solutions, programming autonomous vehicles, to building and flying a propelled glider. But no matter what you choose, we will fit the session around the rooms and equipment available. All you need to do is supply the required number of supervisory teachers and technicians in line with statutory requirements.

Does it support the National Curriculum?+

Aspire Experience activities are designed to complement the National Curriculum in science, technology, engineering and maths by demonstrating the link between what’s taught in the classroom with the wider world. They are especially beneficial for students in the process of choosing Key Stage 4 options.

How long is it and what does it cost?+

Some of our Aspire Experience workshops are FREE, location and content depending, thanks to the generous sponsorship of our corporate partners.

What are the benefits+

Students get information about future career and HE/FE (higher education/further education) options, can put their creative thinking into action, and learn time management, team work, problem-solving, enterprise, personal and social skills.

Family Engineering days

Family Engineering Days which are day events that take place at weekends aimed at students and a parent/guardian to show how studying STEM subjects could potentially enhance their career prospects in engineering.

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Find the best project that meets your needs

Daring young people (and their parents) to imagine

With the aim of bringing the STEM experience to families, parents/guardians take part and help their children with an engineering-based challenge that is designed to be fun and educational for all involved.

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Autonomous Vehicle Challenge

YEARS 8-12

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Aircraft Challenge

YEAR 7-11

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Smart Building Challenge

YEAR 7-9

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Speaker Challenge

YEAR 9-12

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Wind Turbine Challenge

YEAR 7-11

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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STILL GOT QUESTIONS?

Each day we receive many emails from students, teachers and parents from across the UK. Here are our answers to the most common queries. If your question isn't answered here, please contact us and we will try our best to help.

Contact Us

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a Family Engineering day?+

Family Engineering Days are free day events aimed at students and a parent/guardian to show how studying STEM subjects could potentially enhance their career prospects in engineering. With the aim of bringing the STEM experience to families, parents/guardians take part and help their children with an engineering-based challenge that is designed to be fun and educational for all involved.

What do the students and parents do?+

A Family Engineering Day session starts with students taking part in a Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) exercise to help identify the best role for them in the main project. They then get the chance to put their creativity and problem-solving skills to work with others on fun design-and-make projects.

What are the Project Options?+

We can work with you to find the most suitable project work for your students. Activities range from designing, testing and refining smart building solutions, programming autonomous vehicles, to building and flying a propelled glider. But no matter what you choose, we will fit the session around the rooms and equipment available. All you need to do is supply the required number of supervisory teachers and technicians in line with statutory requirements.

What are the Project Options?+

We can work with you to find the most suitable project work for your students. Activities range from designing, testing and refining smart building solutions, programming autonomous vehicles, to building and flying a propelled glider. But no matter what you choose, we will fit the session around the rooms and equipment available. All you need to do is supply the required number of supervisory teachers and technicians in line with statutory requirements.

Does it support the National Curriculum?+

Family Engineering Days activities are designed to complement the National Curriculum in science, technology, engineering and maths by demonstrating the link between what’s taught in the classroom with the wider world. They are especially beneficial for students in the process of choosing Key Stage 4 options.

How long is it and what does it cost?+

Some of our Family Engineering Day workshops are FREE, location and content depending, thanks to the generous sponsorship of our corporate partners.

What are the benefits+

Students get information about future career and HE/FE (higher education/further education) options, can put their creative thinking into action, and learn time management, team work, problem-solving, enterprise, personal and social skills.

Full or Half Day Full
Year group Years 8-12
(high ability for Years 8-9)
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) No
Crest Award Yes
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Years 8-12

autonomous vehicle challenge

With driverless cars now becoming a reality after once being consigned to the pages of science-fiction, the world needs a new wave of engineers and programmers to design, build and programme the next generation of autonomous vehicles. In this challenge, students use Lego Mindstorms and iPads to build and programme their own vehicles which they have to navigate around a city without any human interaction, eventually programming their vehicles to react to emergencies and avoid pedestrians.

Topics covered include:
design, enterprise, programming, robotics, sensors, teamwork.

Curriculum areas covered:
Computing (KS3 & KS4) Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Full or Half Day Full
Year group Years 8-12
(high ability for Years 8-9)
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) No
Crest Award Yes
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Years 8-12

autonomous vehicle challenge

With driverless cars now becoming a reality after once being consigned to the pages of science-fiction, the world needs a new wave of engineers and programmers to design, build and programme the next generation of autonomous vehicles. In this challenge, students use Lego Mindstorms and iPads to build and programme their own vehicles which they have to navigate around a city without any human interaction, eventually programming their vehicles to react to emergencies and avoid pedestrians.

Topics covered include:
design, enterprise, programming, robotics, sensors, teamwork.

Curriculum areas covered:
Computing (KS3 & KS4) Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Full or Half Day Full
Year group Years 8-12
(high ability for Years 8-9)
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) No
Crest Award Yes
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Years 8-12

autonomous vehicle challenge

With driverless cars now becoming a reality after once being consigned to the pages of science-fiction, the world needs a new wave of engineers and programmers to design, build and programme the next generation of autonomous vehicles. In this challenge, students use Lego Mindstorms and iPads to build and programme their own vehicles which they have to navigate around a city without any human interaction, eventually programming their vehicles to react to emergencies and avoid pedestrians.

Topics covered include:
design, enterprise, programming, robotics, sensors, teamwork.

Curriculum areas covered:
Computing (KS3 & KS4) Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Full or Half Day N/A - Part of full day Aircraft Challenge
Year group Years 5-12
Suitable for family days No
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) Yes
Crest Award No
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Years 5-12

Straw Glider Challenge

Practically exploring concepts such as aerodynamics and forces, students design and construct an Straw Glider which can travel the furthest distance in the air.

Topics covered include:
measuring, centre of balance, aerodynamics, forces of flight.

Full or Half Day N/A - Part of full day Aircraft Challenge
Year group Years 5-12
Suitable for family days No
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) Yes
Crest Award No
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Years 5-12

Straw Glider Challenge

Practically exploring concepts such as aerodynamics and forces, students design and construct an Straw Glider which can travel the furthest distance in the air.

Topics covered include:
measuring, centre of balance, aerodynamics, forces of flight.

Full or Half Day Full
Year group Years 7-9
(high ability Year 7)
Suitable for family days No
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) NO
Crest Award Yes
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Years 7-9

Smart Building Challenge

Energy and clean water supplies are 21st century engineering challenges. Students work in small teams of six to design and build a system to filter, collect, detect and pump collected rainwater as part of an integrated system on a new smart building. Students design and build a waterproof collection tank with a built-in filter. They will also need to assemble and solder an electronic water-detector and make a circuit for an electric pump to detect and then pump the water which has been collected.

Topics covered include:
electricity and circuits, forces, structures, soldering, water conservation.

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3) English (KS3) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3)

Full or Half Day Full
Year group Years 7-9
(high ability Year 7)
Suitable for family days No
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) No
Crest Award Yes
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Years 7-9

Smart Building Challenge

Energy and clean water supplies are 21st century engineering challenges. Students work in small teams of six to design and build a system to filter, collect, detect and pump collected rainwater as part of an integrated system on a new smart building. Students design and build a waterproof collection tank with a built-in filter. They will also need to assemble and solder an electronic water-detector and make a circuit for an electric pump to detect and then pump the water which has been collected.

Topics covered include:
electricity and circuits, forces, structures, soldering, water conservation.

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3) English (KS3) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3)

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Year group Years 9-12
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) Yes
Crest Award Yes
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Years 9-12

Speaker Challenge

A project that fuses practical STEM learning with business & enterprise, on this activity students will be tasked with designing and constructing a speaker that can amplify sound produced by an external device. In teams, students must solder the components onto an amplifier circuit board. They then must design a cabinet to house the components of the speaker; being as creative as they like but considering their target audience for the resell of the product as well as how to retain a good level of sound quality.

Topics covered include:
amplification and sound, creative design, electrical circuits, soldering

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Year group Years 9-12
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) Yes
Crest Award Yes
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Years 9-12

Speaker Challenge

A project that fuses practical STEM learning with business & enterprise, on this activity students will be tasked with designing and constructing a speaker that can amplify sound produced by an external device. In teams, students must solder the components onto an amplifier circuit board. They then must design a cabinet to house the components of the speaker; being as creative as they like but considering their target audience for the resell of the product as well as how to retain a good level of sound quality.

Topics covered include:
amplification and sound, creative design, electrical circuits, soldering

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Year group Years 9-12
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) Yes
Crest Award Yes
Book Now

Years 9-12

Speaker Challenge

A project that fuses practical STEM learning with business & enterprise, on this activity students will be tasked with designing and constructing a speaker that can amplify sound produced by an external device. In teams, students must solder the components onto an amplifier circuit board. They then must design a cabinet to house the components of the speaker; being as creative as they like but considering their target audience for the resell of the product as well as how to retain a good level of sound quality.

Topics covered include:
amplification and sound, creative design, electrical circuits, soldering

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Year group Years 7-11
(low ability Years 10-11)
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) No
Crest Award Yes
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Years 7-11

Wind Turbine Challenge

Students will design and construct a wind turbine to produce the greatest amount of electricity. They will produce a gearing system, design and construct turbine blades to maximise output and create a tower to carry the turbine.

Topics covered include:
circuits and electricity, forces, renewable energy, structures.

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Year group Years 7-11
(low ability Years 10-11)
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) No
Crest Award Yes
Book Now

Years 7-11

Wind Turbine Challenge

Students will design and construct a wind turbine to produce the greatest amount of electricity. They will produce a gearing system, design and construct turbine blades to maximise output and create a tower to carry the turbine.

Topics covered include:
circuits and electricity, forces, renewable energy, structures.

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Full or Half Day Full
Year group Years 7-11
(low ability Years 10-11)
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) No
Crest Award Yes
Book Now

Years 7-11

Marine Technology Challenge

Explore the concepts of design, engineering and enterprise through an interactive marine themed STEM Day. Students will build powered boats from a range of materials and using a choice of propulsion systems which they will test and pitch to the group.

Topics covered include:
circuits, bouyancy, measurement, weight distribution, teamwork, enterprise, design, evaluation, research and testing, practical skills.

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Full or Half Day Full
Year group Years 7-11
(low ability Years 10-11)
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) No
Crest Award Yes
Book Now

Years 7-11

Marine Technology Challenge

Explore the concepts of design, engineering and enterprise through an interactive marine themed STEM Day. Students will build powered boats from a range of materials and using a choice of propulsion systems which they will test and pitch to the group.

Topics covered include:
circuits, bouyancy, measurement, weight distribution, teamwork, enterprise, design, evaluation, research and testing, practical skills.

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Full or Half Day Full
Year group Years 7-10
Suitable for family days No
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) No
Crest Award Yes
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Years 7-10

Desert Island Survival Challenge

Students will be presented with a scenario in which they have become stranded on a deserted island with limited resources. They will have to use their ingenuity and engineering skills to survive and thrive. Students will work in teams of five to design and build a working wind turbine and water processing system.

Topics covered include:
circuits and electricity, renewable energy, structures and forces, water conservation, wind power and wind turbines.

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Full or Half Day Full
Year group Years 7-10
Suitable for family days No
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) No
Crest Award Yes
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Years 7-10

Desert Island Survival Challenge

Students will be presented with a scenario in which they have become stranded on a deserted island with limited resources. They will have to use their ingenuity and engineering skills to survive and thrive. Students will work in teams of five to design and build a working wind turbine and water processing system.

Topics covered include:
circuits and electricity, renewable energy, structures and forces, water conservation, wind power and wind turbines.

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Year group Years 5-6
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) Yes
Crest Award No
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Years 5-6

Primary

Following introductory sessions to introduce engineering, team building and creativity, students will carry out “design and make” activities. The primary STEM day is made up of 4 challenges selected from the list below to be completed by a team of ‘STEM detectives’ taking in a range of subjects including design technology, maths and science as well as key skills such as teamwork and creativity.

Topics covered include:
Teamwork, Logic, Contextualised Problem Solving, Speaking and Listening, Accurate design, budgeting, using tools to cut and form materials, Comparing design and practicality, following a brief, measuring accurately, creativity and innovation, Applying specific subject knowledge to a practical task, comparing materials for their suitability for a given task, following a design, test, evaluate cycle.

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS2) Science (KS2) English (KS2) Design and Technology (KS2)

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Year group Years 5-6
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) Yes
Crest Award No
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Years 5-6

Primary

Following introductory sessions to introduce engineering, team building and creativity, students will carry out “design and make” activities. The primary STEM day is made up of 4 challenges selected from the list below to be completed by a team of ‘STEM detectives’ taking in a range of subjects including design technology, maths and science as well as key skills such as teamwork and creativity.

Topics covered include:
Teamwork, Logic, Contextualised Problem Solving, Speaking and Listening, Accurate design, budgeting, using tools to cut and form materials, Comparing design and practicality, following a brief, measuring accurately, creativity and innovation, Applying specific subject knowledge to a practical task, comparing materials for their suitability for a given task, following a design, test, evaluate cycle.

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS2) Science (KS2) English (KS2) Design and Technology (KS2)

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Year group Years 5-6
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) Yes
Crest Award No
Book Now

Years 5-6

Primary

Following introductory sessions to introduce engineering, team building and creativity, students will carry out “design and make” activities. The primary STEM day is made up of 4 challenges selected from the list below to be completed by a team of ‘STEM detectives’ taking in a range of subjects including design technology, maths and science as well as key skills such as teamwork and creativity.

Topics covered include:
Teamwork, Logic, Contextualised Problem Solving, Speaking and Listening, Accurate design, budgeting, using tools to cut and form materials, Comparing design and practicality, following a brief, measuring accurately, creativity and innovation, Applying specific subject knowledge to a practical task, comparing materials for their suitability for a given task, following a design, test, evaluate cycle.

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS2) Science (KS2) English (KS2) Design and Technology (KS2)

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Year group Years 7-11
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) No
Crest Award Yes
Book Now

Years 7-11

Aircraft Challenge

Practically exploring the physics of flight through concepts such as aerodynamics and forces, students design and construct an aeroplane which can travel the furthest distance in the air. The plane is powered by a propeller mechanism and the fuselage is constructed out of balsa wood.

Topics covered include:
aerodynamics, incidence angle, forces, wing load calculations.

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Year group Years 7-11
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) No
Crest Award Yes
Book Now

Years 7-11

Aircraft Challenge

Practically exploring the physics of flight through concepts such as aerodynamics and forces, students design and construct an aeroplane which can travel the furthest distance in the air. The plane is powered by a propeller mechanism and the fuselage is constructed out of balsa wood.

Topics covered include:
aerodynamics, incidence angle, forces, wing load calculations.

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

Full or Half Day Full or Half
Year group Years 7-11
Suitable for family days Yes
Suitable for Aspire Evenings (2 hour) No
Crest Award Yes
Book Now

Years 7-11

Aircraft Challenge

Practically exploring the physics of flight through concepts such as aerodynamics and forces, students design and construct an aeroplane which can travel the furthest distance in the air. The plane is powered by a propeller mechanism and the fuselage is constructed out of balsa wood.

Topics covered include:
aerodynamics, incidence angle, forces, wing load calculations.

Curriculum areas covered:
Mathematics (KS3) Science (KS3 & KS4) English (KS3 & KS4) Design & Technology (KS3) Engineering (KS3 & KS4)

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