Therefore, we developed our Primary STEM Ladder… a progressive series of workshops for students in years 1 to 6. To embed STEM in the school we recommend selecting a workshop for each year group, mixing them as required to suit the curriculum, and choosing either TASTER (2-hours) or FULL (full-day or 3 x 2-hours) session. This will provide every student with a high quality, and memorable, STEM experience that they can return to year-after-year.
Every additional workshop attracts a cumulative discount so you can select something for each year group to make a very competitive whole-school STEM offer. CALL 01825 761890 for further details.
Gears and Levers
Students quickly get hands-on, building a range of mechanisms to help them understand forces. Combining paper exercises, hands-on trials, a lot of k’nex, and demonstrations with a bicycle, students will leave this session with a far greater understanding of how mechanical systems help us.
Future Transport Challenge
Using a real-life case study, students will explore congestion and air-quality in urban areas. Aided by our interactive dashboard they’ll test the impact of travel choices we make, and then produce their own creative solutions for travel in the years ahead. This complements, and builds upon, the Car of the Future workshop.
Car of the Future
A hands-on workshop building and testing gravity, electric, and propeller–driven cars. We also demonstrate, test, and learn about electric circuits, wind turbines, and solar power. Mixed with learning about forces and leading on to energy generation and storage, this helps students understand one of the greatest STEM challenges
Systems & Processes
A practical & engaging workshop showing how industry meets our insatiable demand for everything to be “better-faster-cheaper”. In an interactive game students are allocated roles in a factory and test industry-standard process improvement tools, measuring results against the clock. We’ll also discuss how this skill can be used in your classroom, as well as its value in sectors such as healthcare, retail and leisure.
Introduction to CAD and 3D Printing
Using professional design software, this is a fabulous introduction to a valuable STEM skill. After learning how to model parts, the students bring them to life on our 3D printer (we bring one with us); a real showcase of modern industry in your class! Maximum 30 students, although 15-20 is optimum. Certificate of Achievement is provided. Only suitable for year 6.
Further information including Teacher Notes, Mapping Learning Outcomes to the National Curriculum, and Risk Assessments can be provided for all courses.
All tutors have Enhanced DBS; certificates can be provided on request. Weald Technology has Public Liability Insurance for £1,000,000.
40 miles of travel (or £20 standard-class rail fare) included. We reserve the right to charge for additional travel at £0.45/mile. Other expenses will be charged at cost.
Each workshop can be taken as a ‘taster’ or ‘full’ session.
(up to 2 hours tuition) : £160
(up to 6 hours tuition*) : £400
(*can be split into three separate 2-hour workshops at no extra charge) A cumulative discount of 3% is applied to the final cost for each additional workshop booked and paid at the same time, capped at 20%.
The fantastic thing was the creativity it unlocked in the children. It motivated them to find credible solutions to real world problems; solving issues that will affect their futures.
The inspirational topic was engaging from the start. It was fantastic to see their ideas becoming more considered and advanced as the workshops moved them on in their thinking.
It was brilliant; they had excellent resources which were the right level for the children to use, and they were really engaged in the sessions.