PIE STEM CHALLENGE
Primary Inspiration through Enterprise
On 18th March 2016 ABC will be supporting the Project to host the largest STEM Challenge across the North East. Every single Primary School in Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle will be invited to participate. There will be two rounds to the competition and an awards ceremony for Year 6 (10-11 Year olds) pupils:
1) Two one hour timed challenges within the school. A Hackathon and an Engineering/Science Based activity with support from local businesses and parents.
2) Five schools from each area will go through to the second round where pupils will plan, make and sell a product within a local shop. Each School will be loaned £100 with all profits being retained by the school and pupils. The activity will be underpinned by a formal industry recognised vocational qualification in investigating enterprise delivered by AMPM247 and accredited by NCFE.
3) An awards ceremony that will showcase our North East talent and some incredible prizes for participants..
Targeting 10 and 11 year olds this unique, exciting and ambitious Challenge will aim to engage inspire and educate our future generations in enterprise and STEM based activities. The project helps young people realise their ambitions and aspiration, creating better life choices and improving life chances. The PIE Project aims to counteract the current negative misconception around education and the lack of employer engagement with the intention to platform the North East as a truly committed region investing in its future generation. We recognise there is good practice within the education sector and a whole host of employers and individuals that are already engaged. However, we want to galvanise this interest, helping bring the whole community together for a common purpose creating a movement all around enterprise education.
If you are a local business or parent and would like to get involved in this exciting initiative then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pieproject.org for more information.
Supported by a range of partners including FSB, IOD, Newcastle University Business School, Global Radio, Evening Chronicle, Wakelet, Newcastle College, BDaily, Northern Insight, NCFE, AMPM247, North East LEP, Kielder Observatory, Excelsior Academy, Spice FM, Microsoft, BQ Live, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and all of the Members of Parliament within North Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland and numerous individuals.
Visit WAKELET for more information.