b'4|IET Futures FundContinuing to inspire the next generation through lockdown and beyondIn 2020, our STEM education programmes responded rapidly to the impact of COVID-19. Whilst direct delivery of our Education programmes wasvideos with children showing parents how to create put on hold, we wanted to do everything we could tosome fantastic STEM experiments using everyday items make sure children and young people didnt miss outfound at home. They could also simply refresh their completely. We swung into action and began offering amemory on some popular lesson topics.range of exciting and innovative virtual opportunities for hands-on engagement with STEM. The response to the IET Education resources during this unprecedented year was astounding with over 57,000 The IET Education website provided a selection of freedownloads of our teaching resources, compared to just primary and secondary STEM Education resources. Supportover 16,500 in 2019.and advice was also offered to parents and teachers. We offered a virtual version of the Faraday Challenge We worked with STEM ambassadors, IET EducationDay to children aged 7-15 which they could do at home, Officers, teachers and parents to produce a range ofindependently or with their families.'