Keelman’s STEM Award Icon Winner

South Tyneside

Keelman’s Way School is a nurturing, educational and therapeutic community for pupils aged 2 to 19 and their families. We provide relevant and stimulating experiences to support pupil’s progress and personal development. The majority of pupils have severe learning difficulties; many have complex or profound needs. Some of our pupils have ASD as their primary need. Our young people leave school having gained skills that allow them to access the adult world confidently with their highest level of independence.

At Keelman’s Way we endeavour to give our students the opportunity to experience STEM activities that can impact them for their future. We try to encourage the development of questioning skills, of finding solutions to problems, of being resilient and of using resources.

We would use the grant to find resources that we can adapt to meet the needs of our children. Items such as pulley drives, cam and crank shafts, gears, leavers and linkage systems would be used to capture our children’s imaginations. Children with S.E.N are able to participate in STEM activities that are adapted for them but also in an environment that they feel safe to achieve. We would locate resources that will help children to promote STEM focusing on promoting the development of key skills that could support them in their future. The exposure to STEM also provides children an insight into the world of engineering which can give them career aspirations.

 

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