The Cumbernauld Academy STEM Club supports staff working in early years establishments to engage the youngest children with exciting opportunities in STEM. The team also supports those with complex educational needs and those with significant anxieties. Through their planning and support, the Club has made science accessible in a meaningful and enjoyable way.
The team has considerable experience and many skills developed over a number of years. There is a genuine enthusiasm for the joy of science and the opportunities it affords young people regardless of their background. There is an understanding of the importance of leadership, even amongst the students. All of this is based around a value base of science for all.
We have invited Skyrora, a local company who are developing small satellites, to be launched from a base in Scotland. This is a local development that the young people and the staff are now really excited about. This was a previously unknown development locally and we are really keen to get involved with them.
Balancing home life and work life for mums can be a challenge, but with the understanding of Jim at work has made the teamwork and bond even tighter. Gaining confidence through my work to be able to deepen my understanding of science, to deepen the understanding of others.
Science is the answer to climate change by helping young people have an empirical understanding of the issues devoid of political or financial influence. Thereby provoking young people to look for genuine workable solutions to the problems.