Our organisation has received the prestigious STEM Assured quality mark.

 

This is a government backed quality mark that no other school in the UK has achieved. It recognised the best quality opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths that are offered to the students. It’s usually found in colleges and Universities.

 

To achieve the STEM Assured status, education providers (schools, colleges, universities) are assessed against a robust framework that benchmarks their capability to design and deliver STEM courses that keep pace with emerging technology and the evolving needs of employers.

Along with being STEM Assured, FabLab Warrington and Beamont Collegiate Academy have been recognised as a 'STEM-sational School' by All About STEM, the team behind The Big Bang North West!

 

What does it mean for you?

 

It means you have access to the best STEM centre of excellence; A FabLab in conjunction with MIT, the biggest Coder Dojo in Europe,  Robotics and digital media hubs and engineering facilities to rival a university. But more than this, the opportunity to work with STEM professionals on a regular basis – shaping your ideas of the possibilities that lie within a STEM career and also the skills and qualities sought by employers

 

Home Schooled?

 

We are able to offer a wide range of STEM activities and access to all the FabLab resources and equipment. Contact us to find out how we can support your child.

 

Coder Dojo

 

Our FabLab is home to Europe’s biggest Coder Dojo. Our Dojo is a free technology event that takes place on Saturday every month working along side the free access that we offer to our labs – This is a showcase event that is highly respected across the North West. This is a fantastic advertisement for the Fab Lab and we strongly recommend you book in for free and pay us a visit on the next event!

 

This is a place to code, learn to use tech and collaborate on the coolest projects.

Have a look at here for more information

 

 

DojoCon 2017

 

In Autumn 2017, BCA will host the world conference for all CoderDojo’s across the globe. This amazing opportunity is recognition for the strength and innovation of Warrington’s Dojo and the fact that BCA continues to be a centre of excellence across the UK for STEM education. Do you want to be involved.

 

Primary Schools

 

We work extensively with local primaries to run tech and creative sessions in the Fablab but did you know you can rent the Fablab just for your school group? We having experienced teaching staff within our Fab Lab team who can advise, plan and deliver bespoke curriculum focussed lessons for your pupils. This can be on basic tooling or make use of more specialist equipment such as the 3D printers and laser cutter.

 

We can even send out our guys to you – in a recent project – year 4’s learned how to code in Minecraft, then they used CAD software to design a T-shirt based on their coding. Finally they printed a T-shirt to take home with their image on. This was a 6 week project with only an hour a week. Here’s what their teacher had to say ‘’

 

Our pop up FabLab feature can bring the experience of STEM, designing and making to your school. All enquiries for this feature to the FabLab manager via email.

 

 

Beamont Collegiate Academy, Long Lane, Warrington, WA2 8PX

Tel: 01925 579500 Email: fablab@bca.warrington.ac.uk