STEM Education Programme
The Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme (GFPS) STEM Education Programme, developed by consultants Jacobs in conjunction with Falkirk Council’s Children’s Services, aims to bridge the gap between school, higher education, and industry by helping to equip young people with the skills required to adapt and thrive in this fast-paced, ever-changing world.
As part of Phase One of the programme, local primary schools and youth groups (aged 10-12) were given the opportunity to learn more about the devastating effects of flooding and the wide variety of careers involved. The children then worked together in groups, each taking on a different role, to research flood protection solutions before selecting the best option and presenting to a panel of industry experts.
Phase One of this year’s programme ran from 9th January until 31st March 2023. However, all resources required to deliver this can be accessed here.
As part of Phase Two of the programme, a bank of free learning resources have been developed to help inspire the next generation of original thinkers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
These unique learning materials, which were successfully trialled at a series of events at the 2023 Falkirk Science Festival, are based on a locally relevant infrastructure project and are suitable for young people (aged 11-14) and have been designed to support the teaching and learning of STEM based subjects and skills in a project context and help cultivate future ambition.
These resources are suitable for use by subject specialists across the Broad general education curriculum, DYW coordinators or youth group leaders.
The Phase Two resources can be accessed here. Please note that the password will be provided once you have registered to participate. A recorded teacher training session is also available here.
If you have any questions about the STEM Education Programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org