EESW/STEMCymru offers a selection of Introduction to Engineering (I2E) in-school workshops designed to stimulate the interest of young people in STEM subjects through hands on, practical activities.

You can find out more about each of these activities below or please contact us for more information.  




The Urban Farming Project

Take part in an exciting challenge that EESW has put together in conjunction with Cardiff University.

This cross-curricular project challenges teams of students to design, build and program their own smart micro-greenhouse. EESW will provide kits including a programmable BBC Micro:bit, water pump, soil moisture sensor, servos and an environmental control board alongside how-to guides and videos, lesson plans across the curriculum and challenge guidelines.

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Crumble Controller

In this workshop, students will create simple circuits using a 'Crumble Microcontroller' with LEDs, switches and buzzers. Students will program their Crumble to operate these circuits.

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BBC Micro:bit

Students will work through a series of challenges to program a Microbit to operate a model car. Students will use what they have learned to create a remote controlled car which they will use to complete a final challenge.

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Wind Turbines

Students will work in teams to assemble a working model of a wind turbine, they will then investigate gear ratios and blade design in order to optimise their wind turbine to produce the highest possible voltage.

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The FIRST LEGO League is a global science and technology challenge for teams of up to ten students aged 9 to 16. The students work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and program a LEGO EV3 robot to solve a series of missions.  

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The F1 in Schools competition involves teams of students designing and manufacturing CO2-powered model F1 racing cars using sophisticated computer aided design software and computer aided manufacturing techniques (CAD/CAM). Teams compete for prestigious awards with the chance of representing Wales at the National and World Finals.

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The Big Bang @ School supports schools to deliver an event to excite pupils about STEM subjects and inspire them to consider science or engineering careers.  

The Big Bang @ School is part of the wider Near Me Big Bang programme, led by EngineeringUK in partnership with over 200 organisations.

A STEM Day can involve a combination of the workshops listed above.

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