Our STEM team can support your school to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals through:

  • Real-world expert knowledge from STEM experts
  • Teaching support in delivering STEM content
  • Meaningful encounters that make a difference

That’s why our school events across Leicester and Leicestershire feature business representatives from our database of local businesses, which cover a broad spectrum of sectors.

We currently have 5 STEM enrichment opportunities for your school:

  • STEM Ambassadors and Space Ambassadors – for all year groups
  • Nuffield research placements – for Year 12’s
  • Young Coders Competition – for school Years 3 to 8 (7-13 years old)
  • Reach for the Skies Aviation project – for all ages
  • Faraday Technology Challenge Days – for Year 8 (12-13 years old)
  • STEM Ambassadors and Space Ambassadors

    As the home of STEM Ambassadors in the East Midlands, we have over 650 STEM professionals on call, to help inspire your students about careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

    STEM Ambassadors can:

    • share their knowledge and expertise from real world STEM experts to enhance your curriculum
    • provide support for teachers in delivering STEM content that they would like industry input on
    • engage with your students and inspire them to consider STEM careers and industries

    We have over 50 STEM Ambassadors who work, or have a keen interest, in the Space industry. They are available just like all STEM Ambassadors to give talks, judge competitions, or even run Q&As with your classes.

    Not only does our STEM Ambassador programme help you achieve and evidence the Gatsby Benchmarks, but all our Ambassadors are available to invite in to your school completely free of charge.

    Teachers and school staff can request STEM and Space Ambassadors to support events you already have taking place in school by simply creating an account for free with STEM Learning:

  • Nuffield Summer Research Placements

    Students in Year 12 across the East Midlands can apply for a Nuffield Research Work Experience Placement in the Summer holidays. The 2 or 3 week placements are focused around a real research brief set by the placement providers, who include Universities, the NHS, and STEM businesses.

    Applications Open: December 2023

    Application Deadline: 17th April 2024

    How to Apply: Students can click here to complete the Nuffield Application form.


    • At least 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Level 6 or above, including maths, a science subject, and English (or another humanities subject).
    • Studying one or more A-levels in; science, technology, engineering, economics, geography, geology, economics, psychology, computing, statistics, or maths.
    • Be able to spend 3 consecutive weeks in July and/or August to go on the placement.
    • Higher priority for places is given to students in receipt of Free School Meals or a combined household income of below £30,000 a year.

    For a Nuffield information pack or to book a virtual assembly for your Year 12s please contact the STEM team at LEBC on 0116 240 7000 or email Jo, our STEM Manager, at

  • Young Coders

    The Young Coders national competition is back again for 2024. It’s a fantastic opportunity for you and your young people to gain hands-on experience in coding with Scratch.

    This year’s competition is to create a game based on the theme of Space and Time.

    Currently, the Young Coders competition is open for children aged 7 to 13 years old – in years 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 (P5, 6, 7 and S1 Scotland, Y5, 6, 7 and 8 Northern Ireland). Entrants can work individually or in teams of 2 – 6 children to create their project.

    The competition has been assessed as meeting required standards of British Science Association CREST Awards, and is an ideal way for your students to submit their work for a CREST award too.

    You can register your school and access the lesson resources here: Young Coders Competition ( The competition is FREE including resources that can be used as part of the Computing curriculum in your school, or extracurricular club. Parent/guardians are also welcome to run the competition with their child/children at home.

    The competition deadline is Friday 10th May 2024.
    Winners announced in June 2024.

  • Reach for the Skies

    More information coming soon

  • Faraday Challenge Technology Day

    More information coming soon

For more information on any of the above STEM enrichment opportunities please call the STEM team at LEBC or email Jo, our STEM Manager