Here at CAT we have received funding from the Welsh Assembly Government through the National Science Academy to offer students the chance to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) here at CAT, with a £100 bursary towards group travel to the centre from across Wales. Pupils and students will get £100 towards travel to CAT until 31st March 2011. The offer is open to primary, secondary, special and independent schools as well as Further Education Colleges across Wales.
At CAT we offer day and residential visits with a diverse range of practical and theoretical tuition sessions which can be adapted to tie-in with STEM curricula. Pupils have the opportunity to engage with their energy future, expanding their understanding of energy sources and their effect on the environment.
‘We really had an awesome time. The success was so big that our members are asking for only one thing: MORE TRIPS! Engineers Without Borders – Cardiff will definitely come back and until then keep up the good work because CAT is amazing!’ Engineers Without Borders – Cardiff University
Putting energy, the environment and sustainability into context with a visit to CAT, could open up doors to pupils who may not respond well to traditional classroom methods. Not only would pupils have a unique opportunity to gain essential skills and knowledge for the future but also to interact with a community consciously creating a more ecologically sound future through cooperation, understanding and education.
‘STEM subjects are a key way for pupils to discover and engage with sustainable solutions to the environmental problems faced today, CAT hopes to inspire, inform and enable educational groups to find these solutions both in the short and long term’ Deirdre Raffan, CAT Education Officer
The practical and theoretical aspects of the tours and tuition sessions allow students to kinesthetically develop their own solutions-focused perspective on climate change, global poverty, finite resources and biodiversity loss. All tuition is delivered by our team of experienced teachers and can be adapted to suit your educational needs.
The uptake of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects at every educational level has been integral in building the Welsh skill and knowledge base for centuries. From coal mines in the nineteenth century to wind turbines in the twenty-first, Wales is home to some of the richest energy reserves in Europe. Now with a recent push by the Welsh Assembly Government through the National Science Academy, a revival of interest and funding for STEM subjects provides an opportunity for young people to gain skills and knowledge essential in securing our energy future in Wales.
For more information and to book your visit please click here or contact CAT education department at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01654 705 983.