STEM Directory

The STEM Directory is a database of providers offering STEM enhancement and enrichment to schools and colleges locally and nationally.  Teachers can easily search for shows, workshops, debates, challenges, visiting speakers and more.

Find exciting opportunities for in-class support, memorable days out, and engaging projects to motivate your students.

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Drone coding

We use drones in our workshops as they can be coded or hand flown and they are extremely stable and robust.  Using Tynker, a block-based coding system allows all ages to access these workshops.  Students watch their code come to life as they program the drone to overcome challenges, learning to de-bug,...

Sphero Robot Coding

These exciting educational workshops use Sphero SPRK+ programmable robot balls.  These versatile machines allow pupils to draw, drive or code their routes on the ground and even in water!From letter and number formation in younger years to coding around mazes for older children, Spheros allows all age groups to...

Hands-On Engineering

Being hands-on designing and building your own ideas is always fun and often brings out talents you never knew you had!  We have seen this time and again on these workshops, allowing pupils to develop lots of new skillsWhether it is building a tent or Tepee, deciding how to move water around or finding out how...

Air Power Science

Skill Supply staff have had a keen interest on how and why things fly for decades, ever since our Director Dom was an RAF Air Cadet, anything that can fly has been captivating.  Did you know he even flew solo before he could drive a car?!  With children conducting experiments where things fly or move...

Science of Us

Dr Liz Surry has had a long academic career studying the biological processes that make the heart work whilst Dom has worked on medicines development.  Between them, they have over 40 years laboratory experience which they love to share in engaging and memorable ways.  So our science days aren’t...

3...2...1...LAUNCH!

A day of hands-on rocket workshops which can be adapted for the whole school, including SEN schools.Pupils will build and test a stomp rocket then modify it to optimise it's flight. They learn about the effects of some forces (especially drag and gravity!) first-hand. We'll explore ways to create a fair...

CyberFirst event - Oct 2019

CyberFirst Trailblazers is a free half day event created for S2 students. The event is designed to showcase the varied opportunities that can be achieved through the understanding of how technology is used in the workplace. This is the first in a series of CyberFirst events which will start each student on the exciting...

Team Tim

Team Tim, a hugely entertaining and interactive science show invites primary school audiences to help British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake train for his next space mission! Help Tim to keep fit, do quick calculations, conduct science experiments, grow space plants, launch small satellites, and perform a thrilling...

RoboKids

RoboKids takes primary school audiences on a fun and inspiring journey into the future of space exploration, programming and robots.  Help programme our friendly robot “Nao” and her friends for a joint human and robotic Aurora mission to Mars! Linked to the National Curriculum Key Stages 1...

Team Moon

Team Moon is the story of the people that worked together to make the Apollo Moon landings a success.In this 50th anniversary year, join in this exciting, interactive show and learn about the tireless work of the engineers, scientists, programmers, technicians and astronauts whose creativity, dedication, bravery...

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The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directories.

There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.

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The STEM Directory contains searchable activities that enhance STEM teaching in schools and colleges. Teachers can search for shows, workshops, debates, challenges, visiting speakers and more.

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If you provide shows, talks, workshops, challenges, museum visits, teacher CPD or other enrichment and enhancement activities that help promote STEM to schools and colleges, then you may be eligible to feature in the STEM Directory.

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