An inspiring STEM day for primary school pupils aged 9 to 11 years, bringing the Key Stage 2 curriculum to life
The programme is delivered in classrooms over a school day, by business/professional volunteers who are passionate about showing today’s pupils how they can play a part in creating a sustainable future for all.
Pupils explore ‘Energy’ through food, electricity, business and tourism in a holistic, practical and engaging manner via a series of activities and challenges; many in a context that encourage teamwork and appreciation of moral issues surrounding sustainability:
In the fast changing world that today’s pupils are growing up in, they need to be able apply their learning of core and foundation subjects to the real world. Through a ‘full on’ set of activities we show them how the subjects they learn today are enjoyable and relevant to them in the future.
The energy industry is the world’s biggest employer, and mankind’s desire for clean and safe energy is growing. Through practical learning and fun activities, LLE pupils learn how major industries, such as food, transport and cars rely on this precious commodity.
Pupils safely explore the world of work from different viewpoints: business, science and maths, creative and moral. They work in teams of around 6 students learning the practicalities of how to work in ‘business teams’ with individuals of different aptitudes and interests to achieve the ultimate award of ‘Company Most Likely to Succeed’. This requires each team to explore and expand their knowledge of the following subjects and demonstrate proficiency in each.
Students working in teams learn about the National Grid and by association the difference between energy and power. They explore Calories, watts and kilowatts, They explore the linkage of carbon emissions to energy usage and possible effects on climate change from both sides of the argument.
Build a business plan for the restaurant with running costs and air miles. This is quite challenging but with support from the presenters the students do master the calculations and gain a real sense of achievement
Prepare and present an advertisement and presentation to show the best features of a new eco restaurant project including marketing, finance, design, ethics and social responsibility. This is Plain English, succinct and persuasively employed to achieve an eloquent presentation
Learn about 5 major countries around the world on all continents; explore the demographics of population and wealth and learn about their energy resources and technology
Design a restaurant, menu, poster and advertising to feature ’renewable’ and ’sustainable’ food and energy choices. Each team gets a different country from a world continent to work with!
Teamwork development throughout the day, moral issues around carbon emissions, climate change, fair trade and pollution. Pupils will also explore & employ negotiation strategies as a key skill in the Car Trading Challenge