Enabling schools to inspire future inventors, engineers, scientists, makers and digital masterminds!
What is STEAMWORKS?
STEAMWORKS is a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to get more children engaged in STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, maths and making). We help schools and communities provide more opportunities to get kids involved by running a range of outstanding schemes throughout the UK. These include after-school FabLabs, workshop days, teacher CPD and Young Science Ambassadors. We also provide expert advice and consultancy on STEM and STEAM outreach and education.
We believe that it is essential to include design and creativity with science, technology, engineering and maths, to allow children to innovate and create amazing things! If we look closely, it has always been there, but just not recognised. Think of the beautiful mathematical spirals in nature, or the fusion of creativity and precision in architecture. Engineering uses design and physics to create beautifully useful things. Science, technology, engineering and maths are playing an increasingly important role in future careers, but we must fuse these with creative thought to help young people flourish so they can play a part in making the future.
After school FabLabs
Our Junior FabLab STEAM (STEM) clubs allow 4-11 year olds to explore science, technology, engineering and maths through hands-on, creative after school clubs in their school. Each club contains either a practical challenge, an experiment or a project to make and take home. STEM or STEAM Clubs are a great way for young people to explore how things work, tinker and explore.
If you would like to start a Junior FabLab in your school, get in touch and we will see if we have club leaders free in your area. If your child’s school/ childcare provider has already booked a FabLab, please book with the link below.
Need something more challenging?
Our Junior FabLab clubs are aimed at KS2 pupils and combine design & technology with computing, robotics, electronics and 3D printing. During each half term block, children work towards designing and making a product they can take home. They learn loads of new technical skills such as soldering and 3D CAD modelling and make things such as personalised keyrings manufactured using 3D pens and USB powered lamps.
Young Science Ambassadors
We want to help schools raise the profile of science and get children involved! Young Science Ambassadors is an outstanding national scheme that allows your pupils to take the lead in championing and raising the profile of science across the school. The Young Science Ambassador scheme helps to empower children through science, by training a small group and equipping them with the tools and expertise to become ambassadors and get their whole school excited about science!
“Fabulous way to get kids excited by science! Brilliantly enthusiastic facilitator, whose love of science shone through!”
- Headteacher, Rotherham
We run STEM and STEAM based enrichment workshops, career awareness and outreach days in schools and colleges. Whether it is British Science Week, Space Week, International Women in Engineering Day or any other day for that matter, we can bring all the resources and expertise to give your pupils a day they will never forget!
STEAMWORKS is not just for kids! We want everyone to have a go at getting creative with science, technology, engineering and making. Are you looking for a team building challenge or ways to promote positive mental health? Our activities can be designed to suit the needs of your organisation and you will be amazed at how creative your team can be!
At STEAMWORKS we are always on the lookout for amazing people to join our team. We would love to hear from you if you think you have what it takes to engage and inspire the next generation in STEAM!
It’s the perfect opportunity to gain experience in teaching and develop your planning, organisation, leadership, communication and team-working skills. So, if you think you have what it takes to engage a group of children in science, technology, engineering, art, maths and making, sign up today!
We have a fantastic team of officers and club leaders! One of them is Charlotte (shown in the picture on the right) and you can read about what she and her fellow club leaders have to say about the experience of working with STEAMWORKS in our Meet the Team series on our blog!
Find out more by clicking on the button below the photo!
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