Filtermist has pulled together a list of online STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) resources to help parents who may be dealing with the current challenges of home schooling.
The resources listed below could be particularly relevant in helping to support the next generation of engineers in their studies. With parents currently having to home school their children, a lot of educational companies are offering the use of free resources to help during this difficult period.
Director of Group Shared Services Jo Morris elaborates, “Many of our employees are currently juggling home schooling with their day jobs. Lots of schools have made excellent provision in terms of preparing work packs for their students, but it’s always useful to have access to other resources that fellow parents find useful.
“Both myself and our CEO have primary school aged children and keeping them entertained can be a real challenge. Hopefully the list below will help other people in this predicament whilst making learning about STEM subjects fun.”
Ensuring its workforce is fully skilled is an important part of Filtermist’s strategy. Jo continues, “As most manufacturers will tell you, there is a shortage of manufacturing skills in the UK. We’re always really keen to develop our own employees through the business and where possible we like to support local education centres and schools to ensure young people can access the skills needed for a career in our industry.
“As a company, we place great value on employing recruits who can be trained on the job. We have two full-time employees who successfully completed apprenticeships at The Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT) last year and we currently have another full-time Engineering Apprentice studying there.”
As an ever-expanding organisation, Filtermist recognises the importance of ensuring effective succession planning across all aspects of its operation and is focused on ensuring its employees are equipped with the skills required.
Just before the Coronavirus hit, Filtermist had signed up to actively support a local school in the Shropshire Star STEM challenge. This year’s challenge is designed to enable young innovators and business mentors to share a meeting of minds as they design and build products to help improve mental health using key STEM skills.
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BBC bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Tigtag World: https://www.tigtagworld.co.uk/
WOW Science: https://wowscience.co.uk/
National Geographic Kids: Kids.nationalgeographic.com
The School run: https://www.theschoolrun.com/how-to-create-a-budding-engineer
Science Museum: https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/resources/?type=at-home
Twinkl: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ currently offering parents a month free
STEM Learning: https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning
Crest Awards: https://library.crestawards.org/
HM Government engineering: https://www.engineering.gov.uk/activitieszone
You Tube Channel – How It’s Made: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCELt4nocnWDEnYJmov4zqyA
Engineering groups launch Great Exhibition STEM challenge for locked down pupils: https://www.big-ideas.org/join1851/
The Big Bang Fair: https://competition.thebigbangfair.co.uk/
*Please note that Filtermist has not checked the above list in any great detail, so you may wish to look at these sites before sharing with your children