STEM Challenge programme

Innovate, experiment, fun!

The STEM Challenge programme is a 6-week project for children in primary school year 5 and 6 (aged 9-11).
There will be several different challenges throughout the year and each will focus on different aspects of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Over the first 5 weeks, the children will be set a challenge to solve and work on over 5 weeks, inspired by the ‘real life’ challenges and big questions faced by leading North East technology and engineering companies.
The trip on the final week will be a company site visit where children will have the opportunity to speak to those working in STEM careers and discover some of the amazing work in STEM that is going on right on our doorstep here in the North East.

Children in year 5 and 6 from local primary schools have joined our STEM Challenge teams and will receive an AQA Skills Award for taking part. Discovery and investigation are key to all the STEM Challenges, meaning young people will lead this project and get stuck in altogether.

The STEM Challenge programme is supported by the REECE Foundation and the Platten Family Fund.


Current STEM Challenge timetable:

Saturdays, 10.30am-12pm, Walker Technology College.

Fridays, 1pm-3pm, Excelsior Academy.

Tuesdays, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Carnegie Building.



Walker Technology College

Waverdale Avenue




Excelsior Academy

Denton Road

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE15 6AF

STEM Coordinator

Kirsty Hayward

Mob: 07588 217703

Tel: 0191 273 2229