Fife's STEM Connect-ability Festival launches Monday

Connectability Festival

Get involved with STEM at Fife's first Connect-ability Festival

Fife Education’s STEM Connect-ability Festival is gearing up to be an amazing event for children and families, with a wealth of workshops and activities for everyone to get involved.

The event will be launched on Monday 6th June with a welcome video from the Cabinet Secretary Shirley-Anne Sommerville, which will be situated in the welcome area of the online site: https://bit.ly/stemfife from Monday. This will kickstart an exciting three weeks of live and virtual workshops for learners of all ages and lots of exciting STEM challenges that families can get involved with at home.

There was a preview of things to come as the winners of the STEM superhero poster competition were announced. They were:

Nursery / P1- Fresh Air Hero - Westfield Family Nurture Centre

P2-P4- Electrogirl- Coaltown of Wemyss PS

P5-7- Plastic Paralyser - Canmore PS

S1-3- Pollution Vacuum - Kirkcaldy HS

Angela Logue, Education Head of Service, said: “If the standard of entries for this competition are anything to go by, we are going to have a fantastic STEM festival, showcasing a lot of Fife talent.

“We have had so many really imaginative entries, it was very hard to pick the winners, but we got there. The four winning schools will each receive £200 of STEM equipment for their school.

“Promoting a culture of STEM for all is a key educational priority in Fife. This first Fife STEM Connect-ability Festival will be a celebration of all STEM learning from the academic session and will offer all Fife learners and their families the opportunity to connect with real-life STEM based challenges and experiences which help to raise STEM ambitions for the future.”

The festival will host a mixture of live and virtual STEM workshops, for learners across all school sectors - early years, primary and secondary.

This Sway presentation can give a taste of what’s on offer. https://sway.office.com/CJcTensfKLrb8Whb?ref=Link

There’s also an online thinglink space, where parents/carers and families can find an array of resources and STEM challenges to try at home. Go to: https://bit.ly/stemfife

There are also three awards as part of the festival for any learners who show excellent engagement in the festival - £200 for the winner and £100 STEM vouchers for runners-up. More information on this exciting opportunity will be announced next week.