ASE/NFU Workshop Engaging learners through cross-curricular real life problems

27 February 2019
16:00 - 17:30

ASE/NFU workshop Wednesday 27th February 2019 16:00- 17:30


Templars Primary School

Templar Avenue 



Presenting STEM learning within the context of engaging, real life problems gives children a sense of the purpose and direction of their learning, consequently improving their motivation and perseverance when tackling tricky topics. 

As former primary school teachers, we understand the challenges faced by the profession and we have designed our resources with three main goals in mind: to save teachers time and reduce workload; to spark learners’ passion and enthusiasm for STEM subjects and to convey important messages about food and nutrition through a cross-curricular, project-based  approach.

In this session, we will guide you through our new cross-curricular project-based educational resources that use real life problems faced by the nation’s farmers as engaging contexts for learning.

Expect a session of ideas for exciting practical activities and projects and a free scheme of teaching and learning resources, allowing you to infuse your wider curriculum with engaging STEM learning opportunities.

About the speakers

Josh Payne is the Education Manager for the National Farmers Union. After leaving teaching in 2013, he embarked on a career in STEM outreach. His most recent role, before joining the NFU, was Major Projects and Development Manager at the STEM charity The Smallpeice Trust, working with partners such as GCHQ, Eon, Network Rail & Shell.

Jennie Devine joined the NFU Education team in July 2018 after a successful career as an Upper Key Stage 2 teacher and Maths Leader at a large primary school.


We look forward to seeing you at the event

Gaynor Sharp

ASE Field Officer WM and Kate Redhead PSTT Mildands mentor

Event Type: 
West Midlands (Herefordshire, West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire)