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AWE launches online education resource for teachers, students and parents

AWE has launched an online education resource for teachers, students and parents, to inspire students to take a greater interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

You can access the AWEsome Education Zone through our website. It provides a new set of resources which include Key Stage revision notes, exam questions and scientific experiments which support primary, secondary and sixth form curriculum learning. 

The resources are part of AWE’s ongoing AWEsome Education initiative, to foster and inspire innovation in STEM subjects.  This initiative involves 80 schools and colleges throughout North Hampshire and West Berkshire, where AWE provides a wide range of academic support including the loan of educational equipment and mentoring; by some of AWE’s professors, scientists, graduates and apprentices, to suit all age groups.

Philippa Kent, who chairs AWE’s Schools’ Liaison Scheme, said:

“We hope that by bringing all our educational offerings together in one exciting new hub it will enable more young people and their teachers to benefit from the scheme. Some of our AWEsome Education resources are only available to local schools as it wouldn't be practical to take our experiments and equipment across the country so we wanted to extend the scheme by producing new resources which everyone can download.”

AWE’s Chief Scientist, Professor Andrew Randewich, said:

“With STEM education, you can’t start too soon, so I’m very proud that we’re extending the AWEsome Education programme with these tools. We couldn’t have developed them without the support and guidance of local teachers, so we want to thank everyone involved for their time and effort. We hope the tools will be a useful resource for young people for many years to come. As one of the largest employers in the local area, it is part of our role to support schools and colleges in developing the next generation of scientists, engineers and technology specialists.” 

AWE has worked closely with local teachers to develop the resources. Ian Miller, Head of Physics, Park House School, Newbury, said: “The revision note resources for physics are extremely useful. Students will now be able to download these for revision purposes and cover a variety of areas within the curriculum. I will be using these for my students.”

We would love to hear your feedback on the AWEsome Education Zone email us at: CommunityandSchools@awe.co.uk

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