What can football do for more NBS education?
7 July 2023
Organised with the support and the participation of NBS EduWORLD, our project partner the European Football for Development Network (EFDN) held a STEM Conference in Glasgow on June 29. This event brought together several clubs and organisations with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This collaborative event aimed to use the power of football to foster educational opportunities for children and create a positive impact in the club’s communities.
The EFDN STEM conference showcased the innovative ways in which football clubs can integrate STEM education into their community programs. By leveraging the popularity of football in their communities, EFDN members engage children in practical learning experiences and spark their interest in STEM subjects. The Conference also featured engaging hands-on workshops, allowing the attendees to delve into the world of robotics. Attendees had the opportunity to build their own robots, fostering creativity, problem-solving skills, and an understanding of engineering concepts. These interactive sessions were exactly what young participants in schools are getting, giving them a taste of the exciting possibilities that STEM offers.
By combining the universal appeal of football with the excitement of STEM, our members are making a profound difference in the lives of children and shaping a brighter future for generations to come. Speaker Júlia Lotina Cartanyà from EUN Schoolnet on behalf of NBS EduWORLD shed light on the transformative potential of nature-based solutions. Klaas Kuperus from Dutch supplier ‘Eduwinkel’ gave a workshop in which attendees created their own club-branded robot.
Watch the aftermovie for a complete summary of this event and an insight into the contribution of the European Football for Development Network to nature-based solutions education!
NBS EduWORLD is funded by the European Union (Grant Agreement No. 101060525). Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.