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‘Best Practice’ workshop session on the ins and outs of competing in First Lego League. We are endeavouring to get all schools up to a common level and we would like to share what we know makes a successful team.

In  preparation for the 2017/2018 competition, we would like to ask all interested parties to register to attend the session.  The event will take place on Tuesday 9th May 2017, 5.30pm - 7pm at West Lakes Academy, Egremont.  The sessions are held to support both school staff and STEM Ambassadors involved in FLL.

STEM Cumbria who lead the initiative will also be there to answer any questions you may have.

The 2017/18 competition is HYDRO DYNAMICS - the students will learn all about water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it.

You can find out more about this year’s competition on the link below:-

http://firstlegoleague.theiet.org/challenge/index.cfm

or there is little taster real on Hydro Dynamics at:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VScismWTNtQ&feature=youtu.be

If you would like to come along to the event or have any questions, please email  ‘This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.’ stating how many people / name of school attending.

FLL-full-triangle copySTEM Cumbria is working with FIRST LEGO League to deliver the programme aimed at 9 to 14 year olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology − and teach them valuable employment and life skills.

Teachers - why FIRST ® LEGO® League is perfect for your school - Impact studies show that students gain an increased interest in science and technology by working with FIRST LEGO League (FLL®). FLL does this by providing a practical and engaging way of involving students in the subject areas.   

AS A CLASSROOM RESOURCE, FIRST  LEGO LEAGUE...

  • Promotes student engagement
  • Allows for differentiation
  • Promotes self-directed learning
  • Encourages hands-on learning
  • Has real-life connections.

YOUR STUDENTS WILL DEVELOP AND APPLY THEIR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS TO…

  • Identify relevant sources of information using a range of resources
  • Use language and communication skills
  • Understand the scientific method of formulating hypotheses, testing, evaluating and rejecting/confirming hypotheses
  • Work as part of a team.  

YOUR STUDENTS WILL ALSO DEVELOP AND APPLY THEIR STEM SKILLS TO… 

  • Develop, evaluate, and modify their design ideas
  • Learn about the concepts of input, process, and output and the importance of feedback in control systems
  • See how complex systems break down into sub-systems
  • Apply their existing maths knowledge
  • Engage in mathematical discussions of results. 

Cumbria’s Regional final will be announced shortly.

Local companies - STEM Cumbria is also looking for financial and/or mentoring support for the local schools.

Schools and interested companies should contact Tony Gill for further information.

Tony Gill, Managing Director, STEM Cumbria Ltd, Lane Farmhouse, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, LA7 7NH  

Tel No 01539 567101, Mobile 07977 512109, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.stemcumbria.co.uk  

When: September / October
Where: Lakes College, Lillyhall, Workington & Millom School
Provider: REACT Foundation
Further Info: Bringing the National Science Museum to West Cumbria

Watch this space for next year's KS2 science and engineerin show from the Science Museum's Outreach Team.

Interested schools should contact contact Irene McMillan on 01946 813778.

When: September / October
Where: at your school or college
Provider: REACT Foundation
Further Info: Bringing the National Science Museum to West Cumbria

Watch this space for next year's science and engineering show for Year 7, 8 and 9 students - a fantastic show brought to you all the way from London and delivered by the National Science Museum's Outreach Team.

Interested schools should contact contact Irene McMillan on 01946 813778. 

When: 3rd - 7th July 2017
Where: REACT Engineering, Earl Street, Cleator Moor
Provider: REACT Engineering

Further Info: For those studying towards A Level qualifications REACT run a one week ‘Introduction Into Engineering™' seminar which takes students through a real engineering problem, to provide them with a clear understanding of what a professional engineer does for a living.

For further information or to apply online click here Into Engineering

Since conception, Dream Placement has been a fantastic success. The scheme offeres local sixth form students the opportunity to win a very special prize - a week’s dream placement with a highly successful Cumbrian business, shadowing the MD/CEO and working with their team. The Centre for Leadership Performance will be providing the winners with other leadership development opportunities, including a personal development coach. Further information can be found at www.cforlp.org.uk

The placements will take place in February each year.

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