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The de Ferrers Academy involved in global project supporting careers for girls in STEM

The de Ferrers Academy is proud to be part of an international group of education institutions supporting initiatives to encourage more girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The project will be funded by the EU through an Erasmus+ grant.

The project aims to increase the number of young Europeans, especially girls, who choose to take STEM subjects at school and ultimately go on to careers in STEM. It will take place in the UK, Poland, Cyprus and Sweden and the materials from the project will be available to other countries too.

Led by the University of Hull, other partners are Practical Action development charity, the University of Boras (Sweden), CCE (Poland), CARDET(Cyprus) and one school in each country. The UK school will be The de Ferrers Academy.”


The project will involve:

- Young people and their teachers working with Practical Action to develop four Global STEM challenges which will integrate digital literacy (such as production of e-books) and can be used as stand-alone resources by other teachers and pupils

- A teacher toolkit to include the global STEM challenges and other material which will support teachers including curriculum mapping of the challenges; videos and guidance notes.

- A teacher training programme which will be both face to face and on-line , for pre-service and in-service teachers

- Academic papers and their delivery at key events to share the project materials and the learning from the project as widely as possible.

- Practical Action’s education unit designs science, design and technology and STEM teaching resources which focus on a whole range of global issues including energy, climate change and disaster risk reduction.

The resources will be free for primary and secondary schools and include lesson plans, slideshows, activities, posters, challenges, images, videos and games all set within a global context.

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