New learning programme to help children engage with technology and engineering through distance learning.
The Children’s University Scotland and Fife College are partnering to give approximately 700 children in Fife access a range of new STEM learning opportunities. This project is supported with funding from The Robertson Trust, who have been fundamental in developing the learning programme.
The two-year project is aimed at children from all backgrounds and is focused on providing learning-at-home activities including an online engineering club that offers children the opportunity to engage with the full range of STEM subjects; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
As well as getting great online STEM material, Kids will also gain access to Wonderbox, an offline resource provided by the Children's University Scotland to support children’s learning and wellbeing with free, easy-to-use activities.
Wonderbox is a fantastic resource created to target vulnerable children during the pandemic. It is packed with fun and engaging STEM ideas not relying solely on access to the internet or even a computer.
There are a number of STEM related programmes in Scotland already, but this collaboration, with it's focus on providing opportunites to all children, is likely to fire up even more young bright minds to the fascinating world of STEM!