Over the last 6 weeks TyneMet College has been visiting pupils at Grasmere Primary School delivering a STEM Club to ten eager school children.

The Club, held after school every Thursday, was developed to engage the pupils in a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) focused activities, which are not only fun, but give the youngsters an insight into the exciting opportunities open to them through STEM-related learning.

At each session the pupils enjoyed finding out more about the world around them and identifying elements of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through STEM focused activities. Week after week the pupils returned to TyneMet’s STEM Club, eager to learn more.

Each session focused upon a particular area of Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths, all tailored to the children’s age range of 7–11 years.

Topics for the sessions have so far included; finger printing – how each individual has a unique set of finger prints, camouflage and why we use camouflage, building strong structures using a range of different materials and designs and testing the theory ‘Murphy’s Law’ through the use of toast!

Emma Garrick, STEM Specialist, TyneMet College, said:

“I really enjoy delivering the STEM Club, the pupils involved are always keen to find out more and return with added enthusiasm each week..

“I was delighted to see the children working in teams to solve problems. They were excited to join in discussions about the various topics we covered and were also enthusiastic when taking part in practical activities.

“The sessions are designed to help the school pupils identify how STEM fits in to the everyday world around them and develop further interest in STEM related subjects.”

For more information about how to get involved with STEM activities at TyneMet or have a STEM Club delivered at your school, email Emma, STEM Specialist, emma.garrick@tynemet.ac.uk