Local businesses support home learning

Raytheon UK’s STEM ambassadors are missing interacting with budding STEM learners across the UK via its normal engagement opportunities. However, they have been busy creating a STEM activity booklet for families to do at home.

It is packed full of fun activities and suitable for all. The resources have been shared across Fife schools - Primary and Secondary level - to help ensure a diverse range of learning activities is available for young people learning at home.

Foodmek in Tayport has developed a virtual tour of its workshop to be shared with young people in Fife to demonstrate the fantastic engineering work taking place, including manufacturing vessels for use in the fight against COVID-19.

The virtual tour will also showcase the social distancing and safe working measures that have been introduced in the factory.

Ross Waite, Business Development Manager, Foodmek, said:

“We produced a short video for primary school pupils showcasing our factory and what it is we do. As a dad, I understand the importance of primary children getting to look at and discuss something different whilst learning from home. We hope our video offers an insight into a manufacturing facility that is very much operating and playing a role in the fight against COVID-19.”

Fife Council’s Culture of Enterprise programme partners, Social Enterprise Academy, has developed a fantastic programme of online learning resources and CPD for teachers around social enterprise and the development of enterprise skills. Plans are also underway for a virtual Dragons’ Den event where young people can win seed money to help bring their ideas to life.

It is fantastic to hear that these initiatives to support Fife’s young people are carrying on during lockdown!

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