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Secondary Schools

Our Programmes

We believe that teachers are experts at teaching students the subjects they need to succeed in academic life and beyond.  We provide insight and greater awareness of where those subjects could lead – by linking the world of work to the world of learning using the Gatsby Foundation as a framework.

We often run online sessions on STEM topics or careers, and these can be accessed on our YouTube channel here

Recent sessions include a panel discussion for KS5 students called “How does Research change the world?” and “What is Research?” for SEN students.

We also have interactive booklets available to share with your students on Space, Apprenticeships, Higher Education Institutions in the East of England and Women in Engineering. To request a copy, email us at:


Our Initiatives 



British Science Week runs from 8th-17th March 2024

Many schools request a STEM Ambassador to come and speak to their students on a range of topics during that time.

However, STEM Ambassadors aren’t just for British Science Week!

Add a request to the STEM Learning platform to get inspiration year-round



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Secondary and College options to complete a Discovery Award (5 hours) at a cost of £3 per student;

Bronze Awards take 10 hours to complete and cost £5 per student

Silver Awards are 30 hours and cost £10 per student

Gold take 70 hours and cost £20 per student.

Most of our research placement students (Year 12) complete a Gold CREST Award as recognition for their project work.



Apply for our STEMPOINT Grant

We know that schools, colleges and youth groups sometimes need a bit of financial help to get pupils inspired about STEM.

That’s why we’ve introduced a small grant scheme to help projects and initiatives get off the ground or for them to continue successfully.


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Sponsorship Opportunities

Take a look at the many opportunities available which you could sponsor our projects.


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Join 2000 STEM Ambassadors

With 2,000 Ambassadors, why not encourage your team to become a STEM Ambassador and help inspire young people about STEM careers.

Research & Experience Placements

Are you a company that could provide a Research Placement for a 17 year old student, to supervise a student during the summer?

How to book?

How to book?

Our primary school workshops are currently only available in Hertfordshire and Luton.

However, all schools in the region can request a STEM Ambassador free of charge.

We provide hands-on, fun, educational, interactive workshops ‘not for profit’

£265 for morning session/s

£390 for a full day.

Our workshops may not cover all of the National Curriculum links in great depth as we are restricted by time, however you have the opportunity to cover them in more detail with the follow up activities you will be receiving from us once your workshop has taken place.

Contact Helen for more details.


Our Projects

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STEMPOINT Is the STEM Delivery Partner in East of England
STEM Ambassador Programme Delivery Partner

Wiith over 2,000 Ambassador Volunteers in our region who can be accessed free of charge by schools and youth groups.

STEM Ambassadors are a fantastic FREE resource for schools and colleges and can enhance the curriculum by extending students’ knowledge and providing role models and real world context for learning. They can visit in person or online to offer talks and presentations, or support your STEM activities.

Request a STEM Ambassador free of charge

To request a STEM Ambassador, you will need to register (free) with STEM Learning:

What’s more, you’ll find lots of resources on the platform to help with lessons and enrichment.

To find out more about STEM Ambassadors and STEM Learning (including CPD for teachers), join one of the information sessions - see our STEM Ambassador Page

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CREST Awards 5-19 years
CREST is a nationally recognised scheme for student-led project work in all STEM subjects.

CREST Awards provide teachers, home educators and those leading all kinds of youth groups with simple and adaptable activities aligned to the national curriculum. CREST gives young people aged 5 – 19 the chance to choose their own subject and methodology when completing their hands-on investigation.


There are activities and project ideas for a range of ages, group size and abilities. From off-the-shelf one-hour challenges through to large-scale student-led projects of over 70 hours. A consistent and high standard of assessment and moderation is achieved for the scheme via a network of industry experts from the STEM and education sectors. CREST Awards have been running since 1986 and thousands of young people take part each year.

Competitions and initiatives linked to Space for schools across the East of England.

Space Inspirations is an initiative to attract more young people into science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and the space industry. Supporting STEM Ambassadors to deliver successful interactions with young people, inspiring and encouraging the next generation of space professionals.

For teachers
Bringing STEM Ambassadors - volunteers from a broad range of jobs and backgrounds, into your classroom is a perfect way to demonstrate the connection between the STEM subjects young people study, the potential careers in space travel and exploration they can progress into.

STEMPOINT is proud to partner with the IET to deliver their Faraday® Challenges in the East of England 2024-25. 
STEMPOINT to deliver IET Faraday® Challenges

More information about the challenges can be found here: 

We will be contacting host schools shortly, but for further information about Challenges running in the East of England, please contact

If your company would like to sponsor one of the engineering Challenge Days, please get in touch!



Secondary Workshops

STEMPOINT works with schools and colleges across the East of England. Some of our activities are fully funded (thanks to sponsorship by our supporters) or can be offered on a not-for-profit basis.

Previous workshops we have delivered include:

  • Computing for Year 8 students – a morning or afternoon of hands-on computing activities for female students with additional support from STEM Ambassadors
  • Employability workshops with a STEM theme
  • Train the trainer sessions for teachers wanting to run CREST Discovery Awards
  • Wind energy workshops for KS2-3
  • Transition activities for primary to secondary pupils
  • SEN session ‘From Seed to Lunchbox’

To find out more, email us at


Steps into STEM

STEPS INTO STEM is a programme of targeted activities in towns around our region and aims to raise the aspirations of Year 8 students by introducing them to local STEM sector employers and a university during four sessions.

Previous sessions have been held in Luton, Peterborough and this year, we will be bringing the programme to Essex.

If you would be interested in taking part, please get in touch.

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Contact for Primary Schools

Looking for details on virtual,  face to face assemblies, workshops or any other information, please contact Helen Bailey 

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