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Booking now open for NEW London STEM club workshops. Ideas to help you launch, deliver and maintain a successful STEM club.

Published: 19 January 2022

New London workshops now open for booking. Download the PDF for more details. 

Teachers and technicians from London secondary schools joined an online workshop to help them deliver and maintain a thriving and successful STEM club. The workshop was led by Ogden Teaching and Learning Lead, Jackie Flaherty and Education Consultant, Jim Henderson. They shared tips, tricks, ideas and inspiration, and attendees also received some practical resources to act as a stimulus for club activities.

Two students taking part in STEAM club activities - looking through a black magnifier

“STEM clubs are a great way to enthuse young scientists who can develop their knowledge and their science communication skills,” says Jackie. “In this workshop we wanted to share ideas to help maintain interest and momentum in established clubs, enhancing the STEM experience and maximising the impact on the students attending. We also wanted to help teachers to run their clubs in a way that is manageable and sustainable within busy workloads.”

Attendees were able to network (online), share ideas and best practice and explore new practical club activities. Discussions included how to enhance student engagement and stretch capabilities; how to engage student interest through activities, competitions, and longer-term projects; the value of trips and visitors; and how to access grants and funding to help support STEM clubs.

“We hope that the teachers and technicians left the workshop reinvigorated and armed with new ideas and inspiration to bring to their STEM Club students in 2022,” concludes Jackie.

Fatma Emin from the London Stem Ambassador hub also spoke at the workshop, which was the first in a series being planned by The Ogden Trust in partnership with STEM Learning: “The STEM Ambassador programme has a great record of supporting STEM Clubs in schools and our volunteers are looking forward to contributing to more workshops in the series to support the development of STEM clubs.”

Three female students shining torches onto their heads as part of a STEAM club activity

New London workshops now open for booking. Download the PDF for more details. 

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