At a glance headlines: June 4, 2015

STEM grants for a robotics competition, cycling resources, and financial education CPD are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for June 4, 2015.

Grants to help encourage girls into STEM subjects and careers, by supporting their participation in the VEX Robotics Competitions, are now open for application. The funding, provided by National Grid, totals more than £30,000 and will be allocated to all-girl teams. Grants will cover essentials to help teams take part in either the VEX IQ or VEX EDR competition and are worth £500 and more than £1,000 respectively. Visit:

A resource aimed at encouraging students to cycle, walk or “scoot” to school has been released by charity Sustrans to coincide with Bike to School Week this week. Designed for teachers to deliver over five days, the resource includes information on bike maintenance, travel surveys, mapping tasks, as well as activities which can be delivered in the classroom or playground. Visit:

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