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Brynmawr Foundation School

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  • STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

    The Science Faculty along with Technology provide hands-on opportunities for students across KS3 to engage with STEM focused workshops and projects. The Faculty has led STEM workshops hosted by external partners and is working with the Welsh Valleys Engineering Project to host the following:

    • STEM Day workshops and projects working with a range of external partners from an Employer Engagement Scheme including Eden Education (LEGO), Safran Seats, Panasonic and Nexperia.
    • Techniquest projects providing foldscopes (personalised microscopes) as part of a project with Year 9 looking at semiconductors in industry.
    • The Faculty has also worked closely with the ASPIRE Programme to provide LEGO competitions for Year 8 pupils.

    These sessions are great for encouraging team work, communication and resilience, as well as delivering requirements of the Welsh curriculum particularly computational thinking and encouraging them to be 'ambitious and capable learners' and 'enterprising and creative contributors'.

    KS3 STEM club

    We have a range of interesting and exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) opportunities for you to get involved in at Brynmawr Foundation School. These activities are provided as extra-curricular and require interested pupils to be passionate, mature and self-motivated as the level of challenge is very high. However, with these projects the sky is the limit!

    KS3 STEM club takes place every Thursday lunch time in B11.

    KS4 Mentoring and Careers

    For KS4 pupils interested in a career in engineering, mentoring opportunities can be provided virtually by STEM ambassadors. We have close links with the college and work with former pupils who can give insight into what it is like to study engineering-based subjects. For students interested in pursuing a career in STEM, funding may be available as part of the Panasonic Trust Future Engineer’s Award.

    Please see or email Miss Webb for further details and how to apply (webbr24@hwbmail.net).