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SUPPORTING CAREER RELATED LEARNING TO ALL PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN WEST CUMBRIA

Design and Technology

Design and Technology

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If you wish to add, remove, or correct any of the information here, please contact 01900 824 822 or email info@pbp.org.uk

 

Please note that some providers may charge a fee to participate in programmes or to use their resources so always check the details with the provider first.

Local Programmes

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Two alternative workshops that will teach your pupils about how STEM and the environment can work in harmony to improve the future for people of the world.

The Driving Fashion Day includes two challenges (which can be delivered over a full day or as two separate half days).

Eco-Drive tasks students with building a new eco-vehicle as a team. Cars are built using a flat plastic building material and promotes transport thinking to help people get around sustainably. Teams compete to come up with the best inventions.

Our RecyClothes Show enthuses pupils to create their own catwalk fashion brand using clean secondhand clothes. Bringing creativity to life as the teams make a selection of outfits for their ‘models’ culminating in an eco-tastic Fashion Show with catwalk display!

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STEMFirst is funded by STEM Learning to provide a FREE service to schools in Lancashire and Cumbria. Our Aim is to ensure that all young people, regardless of background, are encouraged to understand the excitement and importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

We can help your school to understand the range of hands-on STEM opportunities available, how STEM Ambassadors can support awareness of the career opportunities STEM subjects can lead to, and help young people make informed choices about their futures.

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Phone: 07808 646 493

National programmes with local delivery partners

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C-STEM Ltd is working with FIRST LEGO League to deliver the programme aimed at 9 to 14 year olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology – and teach them valuable employment and life skills.

Teachers – why FIRST® LEGO® League is perfect for your school – Impact studies show that students gain an increased interest in science and technology by working with FIRST LEGO League (FLL®). FLL does this by providing a practical and engaging way of involving students in the subject areas.

AS A CLASSROOM RESOURCE, FIRST LEGO LEAGUE…

  • Promotes student engagement
  • Allows for differentiation
  • Promotes self-directed learning
  • Encourages hands-on learning
  • Has real-life connections

YOUR STUDENTS WILL DEVELOP AND APPLY THEIR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS TO…

  • Identify relevant sources of information using a range of resources
  • Use language and communication skills
  • Understand the scientific method of formulating hypotheses, testing, evaluating and rejecting/confirming hypotheses
  • Work as part of a team

YOUR STUDENTS WILL ALSO DEVELOP AND APPLY THEIR STEM SKILLS TO…

  • Develop, evaluate, and modify their design ideas
  • Learn about the concepts of input, process, and output and the importance of feedback in control systems
  • See how complex systems break down into sub-systems
  • Apply their existing maths knowledge
  • Engage in mathematical discussions of results

Cumbria’s Regional final will be announced shortly.

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Phone: 01539 567 101

Mobile: 07977 512 109

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The BLOODHOUND Project is about so much more than building a World Land Speed Record car. We also want to inspire the next generation to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics. And we want to share our iconic research and development programme with a global audience.

There are many ways in which you can interact with the Project, including visiting the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre (BTC) where we are building the Car and travelling to where the Car will run. Or we can come to visit you!

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With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

The Primary Business Partnership has some contacts who may be able to arrange a regular after-school coding club for your school – contact us if you are interested

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Kids bored at home? Want to supercharge your homeschooling sessions? 🎓 🤓
MasterClass Juniors is an online FREE cook-along session with top chef Peter Sidwell launching Monday 18th January at 5:00pm – 5:30pm to help your little ones discover their passion for cooking.
MasterClass Juniors will air every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the above time.
Check out Masterclass UK
for the next four-week cooking schedule and Mondays shopping list so you can gather all of the ingredients for the very FIRST lesson MONDAY 18TH JANUARY AT 5:00PM – 5:30PM
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National Programmes

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Apps for Good provide free courses for teachers to use in their classroom. Their course content helps 10-18 year-olds to build mobile apps and IoT (internet of things) products. Expert volunteers support teachers, inspire students, and offer real-world experience in the classroom.

Students work together in teams to find issues they care about. They go through all key aspects of new product development, from idea generation, technical feasibility and programming to product design, deciding on business models and marketing.

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Phone: 0208 150 6908

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A comprehensive range of resources aimed at all student ages to help you show and explain what civil engineering is, why it’s important and what you need to do to become a civil engineer. Educational resources available by age group including lesson plans, workshops, nursery rhymes and colouring pages.

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CREST is the British Science Association’s scheme for STEM project work that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers.

It is a nationally recognised scheme for student-led project work in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths).

CREST gives young people aged 5-19 the chance to choose their own subject and methodology when completing their hands-on investigation.

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What will cities look like in 2050? How will they be powered to be vibrant, healthy and clean places to live? That’s the question put to students aged 11-14 by The Bright Ideas Challenge, Shell’s cross-curricular schools’ competition. Now in its third year, it invites young people to use their creativity, problem solving, teamwork and STEM skills to devise innovative solutions that could power cities of the future. With over £45,000 worth of cash prizes up for grabs, there’s every reason to think big!

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First Edition is the Engineering Development Trust’s programme to help enhance the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) curriculum for young people aged 9 to 16. First Edition days at schools involve ‘hands on’ activities designed to excite and enlighten young people about the potential of STEM subjects. First Edition also provides opportunities for students to visit industry environments and gain a real world view of STEM challenges and careers.

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The Jaguar Primary School Challenge is a STEM competition, open to students aged 6-11 years in teams of between 3 and 6 students. The scheme involves designing and manufacturing the fastest model car possible within a set of rules. The cars are made out of card. Regional Finals are held between March and May for teams to compete in, with the aim of attending the National Final at the British Motor Museum in June.

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The home of our ‘STEM by Stealth’ educational approach to bringing engineering and engineers into primary classrooms and curricula. Inspiring children, pupils and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions and exhibitions.

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The Robotics Challenge is a curriculum-linked programme that sees students (11-14s) working together in teams to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges. All training and kit are provided free of charge.

The teams learn how to build, program and control autonomous LEGO robots. The work is carried out over 10 weeks and can be in-school or extra-curricular. Challenge events allow for the teams to compete at both regional and national level.

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Energy Quest is a free schools programme that encourages young people to find out about sustainable energy. The scheme is targeted at KS3 students, aged 11-14.

The first part of the programme is the Energiser Workshop, an interactive workshop facilitated by a STEM expert. The Workshop gives an opportunity for students to explore concepts in physics, design and technology and engineering.

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Career Resources

Courteney Thompson, Apprentice Electrician – Balfour Beatty

Stuart Eve, Building Surveyor-Edwin Thompson

Lee Scrimgeour, Owner-  Stone House Smokery, Carlisle. Download here.

Harriet Chappell, Engagement and Development Co-ordinator (Copeland)- Phunky Foods. Download here.

Jon Fell, Head Chef, Rosehill Theatre and Restaurant. Download here.

Activities for in the classroom or at home

One of our business partners have come up with a range of challenges and activities to keep the little ones (and big ones!) entertained.

They would love to see your completed activities so please share by tagging Balfour Beatty plc #expertengineers or email community.engagement@balfourbeatty.com

All the activities are available to download below.

This collection of resources from BAE Systems contains a series of worksheets for use in the classroom. Looking at different aspects of science, design and technology, and mathematics, they provide activity ideas alongside explanations of the concepts underpinning the investigations. They also aim to encourage young people to make the links to applications in technology and engineering. Age 7-11 CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Here you’ll find a range of activities that demonstrate the wide range of careers available in their industry, and meet some of the people that do those jobs on a daily basis. Find out more on this page.

A challenge where pupils design and build a model to move tomatoes down a mountain. Find out more here.

Take a look at this page to find out about working in a kitchen or working in the food and beverage industry.