How your company can bring STEM into Primary Schools

Science Starz creates outreach programmes for STEM industries for delivery in primary schools, matching desired employee skills, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Goals and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to bridge the gap between the STEM industry and the education sector. 

By partnering with Science Starz you will: 

  • Deliver career-related learning programmes 

  • Increase access into the STEM sector 

  • Connect curriculum to job opportunities in the future 

  • Help children see a clear link and purpose between their STEM learning experiences and their future 

  • Support the raising of standards of achievement and attainment for all children 

  • Help children learn more about their own talents and abilities and build their confidence 

  • Challenge gender stereotyping

  • Improve gender equality

  • Raise asporations

We have 3 options for company engagement:

Option 1:  

Fund a current programme that Science Starz will deliver, which ties in closely with your company’s skills, CSR goals and SDGs. Equipment used in the programme will contain your company’s logo and we will promote your business as a future career option, while providing the students with a clear roadmap on how to get there. These programmes will be delivered to schools in your name. 

Option 2:  

Receive training to deliver a Science Starz programmes that is matched your company’s skills, CSR goals and SDGs. This is for companies that have an education outreach department or staff who would like to volunteer in schools. Science Starz will train your staff on delivering the programme and will provide training on classroom management (see description below). We will connect you with schools in your area.  

Option 3: 

Science Starz will design and develop bespoke programmes that match the company’s skills, CSR goals and SDGs, tailored to the various stages of primary education (Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2). The programmes will contain detailed lesson plans and direct links to the curriculum and will link the curriculum with the world of work. Science Starz will train your staff on programme delivery and will provide classroom management training (see training details below). We will connect you with schools in your area.  

What we hear when we speak to companies that have tried or would like to try to connect with primary schools: 

“We would love to engage with schools, but we don’t know where to start or how to connect with local schools.”
(Engineering Company, Antrim)

“We have tried to deliver programmes in the past, but they were unsuccessful. We didn’t know how to make it engaging for the students.” (Scientist, Archaeology at Queen’s University Belfast) 

“We are confident delivering to secondary school pupils, but the thought of going into a primary school classroom of 30 children scares us.” (Engineering/Construction firm in Belfast)

Classroom management training:  

  • Key pointers on how to communicate in a fun and engaging way,  

  • Key aspects of safeguarding in a classroom setting, 

  • How to manage a number of potential behavioural challenges 

Benefits for Business: 

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)  

  • Improving the chances for filling the industry’s roles in the future 

  • Connecting industry to education 

  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 

Testimonials

“As a responsible business we understand that our purpose is beyond profit – sustainability of our sector depends on the development of skills and an appetite for STEM subjects and careers. Science Starz really helped us to bring this strategic objective to life.”

– Clara Burns, Farrans