World@Home STEM Challenge for locked-down primary learners
The Ove Arup Foundation has recently announced support for the World@Home STEM Challenge to bring an enriched learning experience to primary-age learners during the Covid 19 pandemic.
The Learning Partnership (TLP) has run some of the largest and most successful STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) challenges in recent years, and has, over the last five years, developed a mass of content to support these large, challenge-based activities. Its STEM education competition management system enables mass participation across borders within school communities, between regions and globally.
The group has come together with Right for Education – the largest e-learning charity in Africa with 6.5 million learners across the continent – to support families in lockdown due to Coronavirus. It has deconstructed TLP’s large-scale challenges into daily smaller challenges. These can be taken on by anyone, anywhere on the planet, with resources they are likely to have in the home.
Each daily challenge will be supported by a 25-minute TV programme delivered by The Virtual Teacher. The project’s goal is to partner with TV companies around the world to deliver the programmes and reduce the need for home connectivity, and consequently the demand on the family and global network.