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19 National Best Practice Activities

Chemistry at Work

Description Subject: Chemistry The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemistry at Work package provides a Handbook for Organisers to arrange careers presentations and demonstrations during a 2-day event to benefit school students. Alongside the Handbook...

Planet SciCast

Description Subject: Pan-STEM Planet SciCast is a short science film-making competition for schools. HEI staff can work with local schools and support teachers to encourage students to make films and enter the competition. Students of all ages are...

Pop Maths Quiz

Description Subject: Maths The Pop Maths Quiz is an event which has been successfully run by Sheffield Hallam University for a number of years. The Quiz is run in a traditional pub quiz style, with teams of six trying to solve maths questions (there...

Take Home Challenge Competition

Description Subject: Maths The Take Home Challenge competition has been run successfully for many years by Mathematical Education on Merseyside. The challenge consists of a range of questions for pupils to complete over the February half-term, with...

Maths at Work Day

Description Subject: Maths ‘Maths at Work’ days were first successfully run by the Further Maths Network. They involve employers delivering hands on workshops to pupils at an event hosted by an HEI. Pupils typically complete four workshops in a day...

Hands on Maths Workshops

Description Subject: Maths During its More Maths Grads programme, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications tried and tested many different hands-on outreach workshops. Titles of some of these workshops include: Airmiles, Golden Curve...

Solar Car Challenge

Description Subject: Engineering As part of the London Engineering Project, London South Bank University staged a Solar Car Challenge competition which engaged local schools and was supported by HEI student ambassadors. The challenge can be run as a...

Engineering Pick ‘n’ Mix

Description Subject: Engineering This activity involves an HEI staging a 1-day interactive hands-on event for 30 – 50 pupils. Its aim is to show how creative engineering can be. Pupils work in teams of 4 – 5 to develop and market a new product using...

Engineering Islam

Description Subject: Engineering This activity involves an HEI engaging with 30 – 50 local school pupils to host a 1-day event that both celebrates Islamic culture and focuses on the contribution made by the Muslim world to engineering and science...