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Young Coders Competition 2020
Added: December 03 2019

The Young Coders Competition for primary schools is back again for 2020. Aimed at helping teachers to become more confident with teaching coding skills, any teacher can run the competition whether they are familiar with coding or completely new to it. All the session planning is done for you so you can learn alongside your pupils. The resources include 12 weeks of lesson planning for absolute beginners (children and teachers!) or a shorter 6 week version for those who already have a little experience with using Scratch. The resources can be used for computing lessons or to run an after school club. It is open for children in years 4, 5 and 6 working in teams of 3 - 6 children. The aim is to create a short computer game using Scratch to "Teach your Pals about the Past”. There will be awards for the children creating the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place projects and additional cash prizes this year for the school or club to take away as well. £500 for 1st place, £200 for 2nd place and £100 for 3rd place. Closing date for entries is Friday 22nd May 2020.


Schools Grant Scheme
Added: November 20 2019

Grants of up to £600 for projects, events and activities that promote a greater interest in physics and engineering in young people. They particularly encourage applications for projects that look at: particle physics, astronomy, space and nuclear physics, energy, transport, information and communications, design and promotion and built environment. Deadlines for applications: 1 February (for projects taking place in the following summer term),1 June (for projects taking place in the following autumn term), 1 November (for projects taking place in the following spring term).


Rolls-Royce Schools Prize for Science & Technology
Added: November 13 2019

The Rolls-Royce Schools Prize for Science & Technology is an annual awards programme that helps teachers increase science, mathematics, and technology engagement in their schools and colleges. Entrants will submit an application outlining an idea for a sustainable science, mathematics or technology initiative, specific to your school and which you would deliver between September 2020 and June 2021. The final deadline for entries is 11 April 2020.


Added: September 03 2018

Farmvention is a national STEM competition, launching in September, run by NFU. Designed to make children think about the day to day issues faced by farmers and growers in England and Wales, there are three problem based challenges that can be entered by individual children or in teams. For more information please visit their website. Deadline: 23rd December 2019


Plastics Challenge
Added: September 03 2018

An exciting new challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years to develop solutions to the problems caused by plastic waste globally.Pupils investigate the properties of plastics then find solutions to problems caused by plastic waste globally. The challenge can be used flexibly as part of the formal science and design and technology curriculum in the UK, or to run a STEM club or enrichment day. This challenge can be used to gain a CREST Award. For more information please visit their website.


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