Here at The STEM Workshop we are passionate about ensuring that all children access a broad curriculum offer regardless of the resources available to them within their school or community.
Our workshops are designed to nurture children’s inner creative thinking. We provide safe, supportive environments for children to explore, innovate, take risks and problem solve.
We connect the learning from across Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and link to wider learning opportunities. Offering experiences that are fun, exciting, memorable and support in raising children’s aspirations. Their thinking will be challenged so that they can be the innovators of tomorrow and take their learning beyond the classroom.
Leanne Mee founded The STEM Workshop with the ambition of ensuring all young people gained access to quality STEM education. Leanne has worked in secondary education for 17 years teaching and leading STEM.
- An experienced teacher of Design and Technology having taught all disciplines including Engineering.
- An experienced leader of STEM and Design and Technology recently gaining National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership for bringing about sustainable changes in STEM education within the Academy and surrounding community to include transitional work at primary and secondary.
- Has a vast amount of experience working on wider initiatives to include work with the RAF Museum Cosford supporting their STEM engagement. Presented at the Education Show the secret to engagement between school and business.
- Has led both the Maths and Science departments supporting leadership across the Academy.
- Has gained many links with industry to support in STEM engagement.
- Consultant for The Design and Technology Association
- Associate Facilitator for STEM Learning
- Supporting STEM Engagement at The Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology, in Bridgnorth
- Working with many other organisations to include: MAKE uk, University Centre Shrewsbury and the City of Wolverhampton Council.
Other staff at The STEM Workshop
We have recently extended our team at The STEM Workshop, we are delighted to welcome Lois Hale, who has recently joined us as our Regional Facilitator for the West Midlands, she will be facilitating and running workshops in and around the West Midlands.
Lois is an experienced teacher of Science, having taught all disciplines across the Science curriculum from Primary through to Key Stage 5.
She is incredibly passionate about STEM engagement both at Primary and Secondary.
“It’s fun and frustrating at the same time. We had to really concentrate! I know now that engineer’s have to keep making prototypes until they get it right.”
“These activities make us think, use our imagination and it’s fun!!”
“I’ve never had so much fun.”
“It helps us think about these kinds of jobs – we get to be the designer.”
“I feel really proud.”
“It’s definitely better than I expected – it’s fun and creative – we can go crazy and explore EVERYTHING. I thought we might have to do maths equations.”
“This is the best club on planet earth because it is amazing. There’s nothing better!”
“I like this club because we get to do creative things”
“It is really fun”
“I never normally do clubs in school, but I saw what we do and the I found out that it was the worlds best club ever!”
“Best club ever!!!!!”
“It is really fun. It’s amazing everyone is kind and helpful”
“It helped us learn a lot about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths”
“It was the best workshop I’ve had in a long time”
“Thank you Mrs Mee for allowing us to do this amazing workshop”
“Excellent day with lots of ideas to take back to school”
“Most useful part of the training was looking at a whole range of easily available resources that can be used in school. Lots of cross curricular links to help with covering the curriculum”
“Excellent workshop the children really enjoyed using maths in an explicitly practical context”
“Leanne was very engaging, the children loved the practical nature of the workshop and the opportunity to work and be rewarded for working collaboratively”
“I liked the way the lesson was structured as I felt it gave the children a clear introduction, time to consolidate and opportunities for creativity too. It was good to be able to stand back and watch how the children responded and learn new ideas myself! Thank you”
“The amount of work tailored to our school and level of detail was fantastic. Delivered well and superb progress made by all children, Thank you”
“From a subject leader’s point of view, it offers pupils a broader curriculum entitlement, that may otherwise not be manageable in school, due to resources and expertise. A fantastic experience for pupils and staff, Thank you”
“My children have just completed a full week of Summer STEM club and have absolutely loved it. They looked forward to every day, they came out buzzing and chattering all about the things they had done and learnt. Leanne and her team did a fantastic job, I’ve really enjoyed seeing the amount of interest they have in Science and Engineering too”
“My Daughter has enjoyed every moment of this after school course and is a huge fan of Mrs Mee. It has been a delight to hear all about the exciting challenges she has taken part in each week”
“My daughter had a fantastic week at the stem summer club, she was a bit worried at first but absolutely loved it she was so happy to be learning new things and helping younger children, this club has given her confidence and knowledge without her even knowing. The best holiday club by far and we defiantly will be using again. When your daughter sits and says mum I miss going to Stem you know what a wonderful club it is thank you to all the girls especially Leanne who puts so much hard work into making the week fantastic x”
“My daughter enjoyed attending her first STEM club and is happy to have a collection of different cars she made during the ‘Automotive’ STEM club. She is looking forward for her next STEM club.”