Pictured: Louise Benstead (right), Learning Resources®, accepting the award from Chris Mahady (left), MD of Findel.
Learning Resources’ pioneering work in developing hands-on STEM resources, has been recognised for the second time this year with a Findel ‘Best Product Innovation’ Award!
Launched in January, the range comprises of six teacher-friendly kits meeting the STEM needs of primary classrooms. STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and defines an approach to learning that asks children to solve real-world problems through enquiry based processes.
Each Key Stage 1 STEM in Action kit includes:
- Pre-printed worksheets and homework activities
- The materials needed for up to 30 students
- Double-sided teacher-led activity cards
- ‘Quick start’ preparation cards with helpful hints
- A colourful story poster
Held at the Manchester United Football Conference Centre, eight awards were presented on the night, each recognising exceptional UK suppliers. Learning Resources® were commended for bringing a range to the UK education market ahead of the field, working closely with Findel in a highly valued partnership.
Darren Baxendale, Purchasing Manager at Findel Education said: “Findel acknowledged the STEM in Action range from Learning Resources in this award as it was everything we were looking for in a supplier. The partnership and product innovation displayed in the STEM in Action range is a perfect fit for Findel’s customers, and the close working relationship Learning Resources has with Findel is of great benefit to both parties.”
Hannah Searle, STEM in Action Manager, said:
“Our exciting STEM in Action range of comprehensive hands-on kits for primary school children provide Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers with digestible and intuitive STEM projects. Each ready-to-use kit will save teachers up to 12 hours in preparation and planning, by providing teachers with everything they need right out of the box including: lesson plans, activity sheets, homework ideas and assessment tools. Primary teachers will not only save valuable time, but will see their confidence grow and the student’s attainment levels increase in the ever important area of STEM learning. Working in close partnership, Learning Resources and Findel Education have mutually benefitted from each other’s product development experience, distribution channels and sales & marketing expertise, to be the first to bring such an innovative range to market.”
Find out more about the STEM in Action range and how it can help in your classroom.