This week is British Science Week 2020.
The ten day event celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects.
Here at NEPIC, we are celebrating the work that Children Challenging Industry do to support and promote Science within schools.
We have worked closely with Children Challenging Industry for nearly fifteen years, the programme itself has been running for almost thirty.
The programme promotes and delivers STEM subjects into North East Primary Schools, operating from the NEPIC office at Wilton.
It highlights STEM opportunities for young people by building visible links between science education and its application in industry, working with over sixty companies in the North East!
Ensuring that the children receive balanced messages about the regions industry and embed a positive impact of local children, teachers and STEM leaders
Through this work, they aim to increase the number of children considering a future within industry and science careers, whilst developing positive relationships with industry.
Nicola Waller, Tees Valley Advisory Teacher for Children Challenging Industry said:
“My job is to develop primary science expertise and confidence in teachers and primary aged children as well as develop meaningful links with local industry.
“STEM is so important and young children should know that science gives us answers and solutions to challenges and problems in our lives everyday – from the toothpaste recipe we use, to how warm our clothing is, to how wet we got in the rain shower, to making a cake, to whether or not we can see the moon in the sky at night.
“STEM can capture children’s interest and imagination. We can inspire the next generation of problem solvers, inventors and designers – the scientists and engineers of our future.
Children in Challenging Industry has worked with companies including px group, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies and Johnson Matthey over the years.
Nicola continued to say:
“Teachers should continue to build their own subject knowledge and confidence in and around STEM subjects.
“It is our duty to develop children’s science capital and allow them to see and reach the possibilities that STEM subjects might have in store for them.
Find out more or get involved with British Science Week 2020, here.
If you would like to know more about Children Challenging Industry, click here.