Friday, 11 March 2016

Primary Inspiration through Entreprise - the PIE challenge -a great project I support

Next Friday, 18th March, every Primary School in Northumberland, North Tyneside, and Newcastle will be invited to participate in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Competition, set up by the PIE Project. As many as 250 schools in total.

Targeting 10, and 11 year olds this unique, and exciting challenge will aim to engage, and inspire future generations in enterprise, and STEM based activities.

On the day, pupils will have the opportunity to get involved in Hackathon, and Science / Engineering activities. Beyond the day itself, there will be a school enterprise competition, for five winning schools, and the delivery of vocational industry recognised qualifications to 10-11 year olds, accredited by the Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE). Finally, an awards ceremony will be held to recognise the schools' achievements.

Crucially, this will be the largest single STEM activity ever undertaken, across Primary Schools.

The PIE Project aims to counteract the current negative misconception around STEM, and enterprise education, and demonstrates how the North East is truly committed to investing in its future generation.

I encourage every school that can, to take part.

For more information, you can visit the website: http://pieproject.org/

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