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Why STEAM Summer Schools are so important

Time to plan for your STEAM Summer School?

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Why Summer School projects are so important

It’s that time of the year again – time to think about planning for your Summer School, and if you are planning a summer project with a STEAM or design technology focus, then The CREATE Education Project could be what you have been looking for! 

Last year saw an explosion of summer enrichment activities, partly due to the DFE providing money to schools to provide COVID catch-up activities and partly due to UK parents and carers looking for ways to effectively engage their youngsters throughout the long summer weeks. 

Summer school programmes offer children opportunities to learn new skills, both social and academically focused, such as in STEAM; however, they develop much more than this. Summer school enrichment creates great memories – memories that will last a lifetime! 

However, it cannot be denied that the advantages of targeted summer programmes with a specialist focus can only enhance a child’s development and learning in a period where it could so easily stagnate. 

There is a digital skills shortage looming in the UK. The Learning & Work Institute found that the number of young people taking IT subjects at GCSE has dropped 40% since 2015, and a recent report quoted that 1 in 5 children who are entitled to free school meals had no access to a computer at home, leading to a gap in critical skills and a widening of social divides.

To address this, pupils need access to technology – and this is at the heart of what we do at The CREATE Education Project. The CREATE Education Project was founded in 2014 with one aim at its core – to provide access the 3D printing and innovative technologies to young people to develop their skills for future high-quality STEAM careers. 

How we can support you in planning for a STEAM or Design focused summer school project

To help support your summer school planning, The CREATE Education Project has produced a complete enrichment package that can be purchased and used with little preparation! 

The package includes two fully resourced projects, allowing children to get hands-on with technology. These projects have been developed with non-specialists in mind and are easy to deliver. 

You can choose between: 

Supported with: 

  • a package of resources
  • online staff training
  • Hardware – Loan of a 3d printer for both projects, and with the chocolate project, a Mayku FormBox.
  • Software

So it’s easy to pick up and go!  

“We would like to say massive thank you to the team at CREATE Education. [They] were able to design a bespoke summer enrichment programme and equipment package…to suit our needs and provided all the resources and training to make it a stress-free experience. The support has been brilliant with excellent professional and friendly customer service throughout. The resources are clear and well-planned meaning everything was in place well ahead of time for a smooth week of 3D printing!”


Lisa, Bristol Metropolitan Academy Design and Technology Technician


Find out more about our Summer School Packages

Get in touch with us at The CREATE Education Project via email – or complete the form below to receive a call from one of our education specialists. 












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