About STEM Days

Get your students excited about engineering by giving them the chance to be part of an interactive STEM Day at your school.

How 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.

Student involvement

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.

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. See our STEM Day project options for more.

Supporting 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. Find out more

Time and costs

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.

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.