Cymraeg

Current requests for a STEM Ambassador

September 2017

STEM Learning logoIf you are able to contribute to any of the following requests, or would like more information about them, please contact ambassadors@see-science.co.uk.

All Wales

1. Lab in a Lorry across Wales. Scheduled sessions below.

  • One of the most popular and well supported activities. Travel expenses are offered for distances hard to reach. STEM Ambassadors are trained on the experiments before the session.All STEM Ambassador backgrounds are welcome. Pupils are KS3 level. You will be working with a team from Lab in a Lorry alongside other STEM Ambassadors. Travel expenses on offer. Find out more at www.labinalorry.org.uk
  • RCT September 6, 7, 8 Ysgol Gyfun Rhydwaun, Lawrence Avenue, Penywaun, CF44 9ES.
  • Wrexham, September 12, 13, 14 Ysgol Morgan Llwyd, Cefn Road, LL13 9NG.
  • Chepstow September 19, 20, 21, 22 Chepstow School NP16 5LR.
  • Caerphilly October 3 St Ceynydd Community School, CF83 2RP.
  • Brecon October 4 IOP Conference, LIAL teacher & technician training workshops.(Experience volunteers only)
  • Llanidloes October 10, 11, 12, 13 Llanidloes High School, Powys, SY18 6EX.
  • Caernarfon October 18, 19 Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle, Ffordd Y Brenin,,LL54 6RL.
  • Pembrokeshire, October 24, 25 Pembroke School, Bush, SA71 4RL.

To express interest please contact Sian at sian.ashton@see-science.co.uk

2. Institute of Physics: Public Engagement event support.

The IOP run interactive stands at many events. This is a great opportunity to support and observe how activities are developed to engage a wide range of audiences. If you can join them for an hour or two at any of these I will forward offers to Abi Ashton leading these stands: 23 and 24 September: Llandovery Sheep Festival, Llandovery

3. Storytelling with the IOP

Abi Ashton would like to hear from Ambassadors involved in physics or engineering (including teachers, researchers or those working in business and industry) who are interested in taking part in storytelling events around Wales.

Training will be a part of participation as we’re keen to “skill up” people who want new ways to interact with adult audiences.

4. I’m a Scientist / I’m an Engineer – remote engagement

Seeking a STEM Activity which can take part in from the comfort of your desk?

This is a free online event where school students meet and interact with scientists. It’s an X Factor-style competition between scientists, where students are the judges.

Students challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK the scientists anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.

5. PSI-COM Survey for Engineers

PSI-COM are keen for your input into a survey which will contribute data to a science communication MSc project looking into different ways of recruiting young people into engineering. For

The surveys will take 10 minutes or less and looks at perceptions of engineering, and role models within engineering.

Please support this request by following https://uwe.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/views-on-engineering-and-role-modelling

For any further information, please get in touch at peterwatson89@gmail.com

6. The British Ecological Society Public Engagement / Science communication training 2017

David Price from Science Made Simple will be delivering training and sign-ups are now open. The training is free to Members (currently only open to members, but discounted student memberships are available). While it is aimed initially at early-career researchers, it is also suitable for those who are further along but looking to develop their outreach skills. Science Made Simple have provided the course in previous years and come highly recommended; providing a mix of training and practical delivery opportunities, designed to help you to learn some of the skills required to engage a wider audience with your science.

The programme will consist of two interactive training days, and practical experience opportunities for delivering at one of two prestigious events; a large national event and a UK festival (tbc).

The first of these training days is October 9, 9.30am – 4.30pm:

  • Morning – public engagement training with David Price.
  • Afternoon – Science or Busk: demonstrations of current BES ‘science busks’, and starting to develop new ideas on the day.

There will be a follow-up Skype call in November to discuss development of the new busks, and a second afternoon training day in January to take these on further before festival season starts. More details, and sign-up form can be found on the BES website http://bit.ly/2w0teWQ

For queries please contact Linda@britishecologicalsociety.org

7. Powys 2018 Careers Festival. 7 March 2018 Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

STEM Ambassadors /Employers are welcome to attend with a stand or practical activity at this well supported event. To register for space please contact Jo Shiel: joanna.sheil@careerswales.com There will be an opportunity to sponsor the event this year, if you are interested please contact jayne.bevan@powys.gov.uk

Cardiff, Newport, Vale of Glamorgan RCT

1. Newport. Rhiwderin Brownie group Science / Engineering session. January/February 2018. Any Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

Pack leader Sam is seeking STEM Ambassadors (particularly female) for a visit to their group. They would love to hear your career story. If you can bring something interesting for them – a demo or activity that would be great. I will forward offers to Sam.

2. Newport. Healthcare Science talks. September dates. Bassaleg School Newport.

Rachel Pritchard is seeking Ambassadors from the Healthcare Services and related professions for talks to Level 3 Medical Science Programme pupils. Theoretical or practical sessions are welcomed. Unit topics are covered in Autumn. Ideally the visit would be arranged for Monday 11.20 – 1.20pm or Thursday 9-11am

3. Newport. STEM Club visits or out of school visits. St Patrick’s RC Primary School NP19 0NR

Lindsay Smith is seeking Ambassadors to visit Yr 5 & 6 pupils in their STEM Club. They can accommodate most days any time from 9am – 3pm.

New ideas of enriching the curriculum experience are welcomed.

Topics studied are:

  • Electricity
  • Coding
  • Forensics
  • Young Enterprise.

If you can suggest any other topic Lindsay would be pleased to hear from you. They are also seeking places to visit such as museums, galleries and universities.

4. Caerphilly After school or lunchtime Club visit (Welsh medium). Ysgol Gymraeg Trelyn. Caerphilly NP12 3ST.

Liz Owen is eager to host STEM Ambassadors. KS2 pupils are covering topics on Playing with Physics (yrs 3/4) and Energy Light & Sound (yrs5/6) If you can offer a one hour session 3.30 -4.30 or a lunchtime visit I will place you in contact with Liz. Any dates next term will be great.

5. Caerphilly. Science topics detailed below. Waunfawr Primary Crosskeys Caerphilly NP11 7PG. Flexible dates next term.

Teacher Joanne Cueto is seeking STEM Ambassador sessions on any of the following:

  • Marvellous Me, Under the Sea and Curious Castles Foundation Phase pupils (Nursery – Year 2)
  • Planets and the solar system, Textiles and ‘How my body works’. Year 3 and Year 4
  • Bridges, Forces and the Winter Olympics, Healthy living and Food. Year 5 and Year 6

6. Caerphilly. Forces, Food Chains, Habitats, Life Cycles, States of Matter. Cwm Ifor Primary CF83 2PG Any Tuesday – Thursday.

Teacher Andrew Rowlands is seeking sessions for his pupils on these topics:

  • Yr 2: Life cycles
  • Yr 2: Forces
  • Yr 6 States of Matter
  • Yr 6 Food Chains /Habitats

7. Caerphilly. STEM Club visits Ysgol Y Castell. CF83 1WH

Teacher Lowri Davies runs a STEM club on Monday lunchtime. Visiting STEM Ambassadors have made a great impression on the pupils and teachers. Lowri would welcome more visits on any Monday. Sessions are 30 – 40 minutes and any topic can be covered. A small demonstration would be welcome, they are happy to extend the pupils’ experiences. English or Welsh medium.

8. Caerphilly GCSE Sport and Science. Rhymney Comprehensive Rhymney NP22 5XF

Teacher Alex Strong is seeking STEM Ambassador support. GSCE pupils studying Physical Education will be covering topics such as physiology, nutrition, sport equipment and all related topics. Dates are flexible. A session with a talk, practical demo or activity will be welcomed.

9. Barry. Primary STEM Club Cadoxton Primary Barry CF63 2JS

Teacher Hannah Cogbill takes a STEM Club every Tuesday 3.30 – 4.15pm. STEM Ambassadors would be valuable to lead any topic and STEM activity session. All Ambassadors welcome to enthuse and inspire her pupils.

10. Penarth. Bring Science and Maths to Life. Headlands Special School St Augustine’s Rd CF64 1YY

Flexible dates as suit Ambassadors. Teacher Kevin Farrow is seeking STEM Ambassadors for his special needs pupils. Pupils are aged 14 – 19yrs working at KS 3 – 5. Applications of science / maths in life with a workshop, hands on session would be brilliant. STEM Ambassadors should note that pupils have emotional, social and behavioural needs

11. Investigations in STEM meeting Tuesday 26 September pm. Cardiff High School CF23 6WG

Four primary schools in Cardiff are setting up projects on investigation. The investigation can be on any STEM topic

At the initial meeting in Cardiff High, primary teachers involved would like a discussion with approx 4 STEM Ambassadors. Following this an Ambassador would offer a little mentoring / advisory role. Only offering as much time as you can spare. It would not mean regular visits to the school.

The projects will take place from October – February. If you can attend – or perhaps offer suggested investigations in advance, please let me know.

12. Cardiff. St Peters Primary Roath CF24 3SP

STEM sessions / site visits. Teacher Phil Ryan is very keen to build on recent visits by STEM Ambassadors and to local industries. Flexible on dates to suit Ambassadors. Phil would like to hear from any STEM Ambassador or group of Ambassadors who could offer a session or company visit. Pupils are mainly Year 4.

13. Cardiff. Lansdowne Year 5 Primary Science Canton CF5 1JY Any date September

Teacher Karl Redding is keen to host a STEM Ambassador session. Topics can be anything from Space – Nature – Human Body – Engineering and the World around us. The session / workshop can be from 1 hour to half day as suits your session

14. Cardiff. Rhydypenau Primary Llanishen CF14 0NX

Product Design, Invention. Human Anatomy. Teacher Clarissa Brind is seeking different expertise sessions for her pupils. Year 3: Human anatomy, digestive system, bones, blood. Year 6: Invention and Product Design. If you can assist with either please contact me.

15. Cardiff. Science or Technology sessions at St Phillip Evans Primary Llanedeyrn CF23 9NX

Matthew O’Brian is setting up a sci/tech club at the school. He would welcome 2 to 3 visits a term from STEM Ambassadors. Emphasis on any type of practical support such as coding or engaging science sessions.

16. Cardiff. Welsh language STEM talk. 7.30pm 3rd Monday each month. Main Building Cardiff University

A mature audience is eager to welcome STEM Ambassadors for a 45 minute talk / discussion on any STEM topic or about their work in STEM. Any topic and disclipline is welcome. If you can support on any Monday I will place you in contact with Cerian Angharad.

17. Lab in a Lorry

One of the most popular and well supported activities. Travel expenses are offered for distances hard to reach. STEM Ambassadors are trained on the experiments before the session.All STEM Ambassador backgrounds are welcome. Pupils are KS3 level. You will be working with a team from Lab in a Lorry alongside other STEM Ambassadors. Travel expenses on offer To find out more: www.labinalorry.org.uk

  • Chepstow September 19, 20, 21, 22 Chepstow School NP16 5LR.
  • Caerphilly October 3 St Ceynydd Community School, CF83 2RP.

18. Merthyr College, Merthyr CF48 1AR. STEM sessions Wednesdays 1.15 – 3pm any dates September – October

Tutor Mark Richards is seeking STEM Ambassadors (engineers / Science / Maths) for talks or workshop activities. The aim to enrich and inspire pupils in the wider range of STEM careers.

19. Merthyr. STEM sessions for various ages flexible dates. Gellifaelog School Merthyr Tydfil CF47 9TJ

Gellifaelog Primary is very keen to develop teachers’ understanding on how to communicate and deliver engaging STEM sessions. Head Teacher Sally Williams would like teachers to gain insight into how STEM Ambassadors engage with pupils. If you can offer a session on any of these topics I will place you in contact with Sally

Early Years:

  • Forces – pushes/pulls/balancing
  • Exploring sound

Year 1&2:

  • Forces
  • Light,shadows and sound
  • Animals

KS2 Faraway Lands:

  • A Study of plants found in two contrasting environments:
  • Environmental factors that affects what grows and lives in two environments; eg. sunlight, water availability, temperature
  • Animals and how they are adapted to these different environments.

The Earth:

  • The daily and annual movements of the Earth and their effect on day and year length.

Swansea, Bridgend and West Wales

1. Swansea A Taste of Engineering September 11 (or 19 tbc) 9.30am – 2.30pm Swansea University Bay Campus SA1 8EN

STEM Ambassador Christina Kio seeks fellow Ambassadors to support as team mentors / judges at this annual event. Year 9 pupils from local schools will be challenged to design and build structures – pylons to speed boats. Volunteers will be forwarded to Christina.kio@skanska.co.uk

2. Swansea. Science Club visits: STEM / Coding. Pontarrdulais School SA1 8PD. Any Thursday 12.15pm – 1.00pm

Teacher Michelle Wood is seeking Ambassadors for problem solving science or activities. Pupils are also learning Scratch as part of coding. 20 pupils KS2/ KS3 attend

3. Swansea. Ffynone House. Science club for year 7 and 8 pupils. Monday at 1.20 to 2pm

Susie Evans is requesting STEM Ambassadors, particularly with an engineering background for a session at the lunchtime club. Expanding the club to include engineering projects e.g a kind of Heath Robinson club, construct a mechanical device to undertake a task etc. Any session would help as engineering expertise is not commonly available at this school. Susie.Evans@ffynonehouseschool.co.uk

4. Swansea Science Festival 8 – 10 September 2017. National Waterfront Museum Swansea

STEM Ambassadors will be attending with stands and activities. Some are in need of help as the event is very busy! No specific expertise needed, if you would like to help or perhaps showcase a stand yourself please get in touch at sian.ashton@see-science.co.uk

5. Bridgend. Olcastle Primary STEM Week. 13-17 November 2017

This hugely successful annual event is back and needs the usual input from STEM Ambassadors! Any day during the week can be selected to offer a talk, workshop, activity etc. All topics welcome from all STEM backgrounds. Pupils range from 3 to 8 years old. I’ll place you in contact through sian.ashton@see-science.co.uk

6. Bridgend. Curriculum discussion and STEM ideas. Maesteg School Maesteg CF34 0LQ

Mary Bailey is seeking an Ambassador to assist with a discussion on an action plan for STEM activities and engagement. Mary would welcome all support from STEM Ambassadors to improve pupils experience.

7. Pencoed. STEM –Modern Foreign Languages session. Pencoed Comprehensive Bridgend CF35 5LZ. September – October any dates

Teacher Jo Morgan is seeking a STEM Ambassadors to deliver these highly inspiring sessions. Her pupils are Year 9 French and Year 10 Spanish. The school are having increased uptake for the languages. Jo wants to encourage all pupils to value a wide skills range and particularly combining STEM and Language at GCSE / A level.

8. Renishaw Greenpower Goblin Race 2018. Renishaw Miskin (weekend date tbc)

This very successful event welcomes Ambassador support each year. If you would like to be involved in next years event as a judge or team mentor please contact info@greenpower.co.uk.

Pembrokeshire

1. Welsh Bacc Fayre Ysgol Y Preseli Wednesday 6 September 9am – 12pm.

Part of the Welsh Bacc requires Yr 12 (A level) students to support a local group with 30 hours of ‘activity’. The support can range from assisting with coaching, suitable training, enhancing the physical environment – any idea which gives experience and contributes to the organisation / work.

The main aim of this event is to allow students to learn about different organisations, to meet with their representatives, and to take part in an activity. STEM Ambassadors will be welcome as individuals or representing their organisation. My contact is Serena Davies at Ysgol Y Preseli SDavies@ysgolypreseli.com

3 specific sessions are planned:

  • Each organisation / Ambassador will explain their work and possible activities to ALL students (5 mins max)
  • Following these presentations, our students will be able to choose to speak to you and other organisations of their choice (1 hour)
  • You will then meet students who have chosen to help you, and map out possible ideas for their activity.

2. Lab in a Lorry Pembrokeshire, October 24, 25 Pembroke School, Bush SA71 4RL.

One of the most popular and well supported activities. Travel expenses are offered for distances hard to reach. STEM Ambassadors are trained on the experiments before the session.All STEM Ambassador backgrounds are welcome. Pupils are KS3 level. You will be working with a team from Lab in a Lorry alongside other STEM Ambassadors. Travel expenses on offer To find out more: www.labinalorry.org.uk

3. Pembrokeshire. Science sessions. Any dates possible. Holy Name Primary Fishguard. SA65 9DF

Teacher Abbie Davies is keen to source expertise for help with any of these topics:

Class One (3 and 4yrs old):

  • Term 2 – Ourselves
  • Term 3 – Transport

Class Three (5 and 6 years old):

  • Term 2 – how humans affect the local environment eg litter, water pollution, noise pollution
  • Term 3 – How things work – sound and light

Class Four – (7 and 8 years old):

  • Term 2 – The Sustainable Earth
  • Term 3 – The Human Body

Class Five – (9 and 10 years old):

  • Term 2 – Forces/Electricity
  • Term 3 – Interdependence of Organisms

North Wales

1. Flint. Year 10 Careers Fair. Elfed High School Wednesday 20 September 5-7pm

STEM Ambassadors keenly sought to support the event. You may take a stand to promote your employer / organisation or to network with parents and pupils at an informal gathering. Lesley Lloyd of Careers Wales will be our contact lesley.lloyd@careerswales.com

2. Lab in a Lorry

One of the most popular and well supported activities. Travel expenses are offered for distances hard to reach. STEM Ambassadors are trained on the experiments before the session.All STEM Ambassador backgrounds are welcome. Pupils are KS3 level. You will be working with a team from Lab in a Lorry alongside other STEM Ambassadors. Travel expenses on offer To find out more: www.labinalorry.org.uk

  • Wrexham, September 12, 13, 14 Ysgol Morgan Llwyd, Cefn Road, LL13 9NG.
  • Llanidloes October 10, 11, 12, 13 Llanidloes High School, Powys, SY18 6EX.
  • Caernarfon October 18, 19 Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle, Ffordd Y Brenin,,LL54 6RL.

3. North East Schools various. Apprenticeship /Technician careers routes talks

Lesley Lloyd is seeking to recruit a bank of ambassadors who are able to deliver talks on apprenticeships an alternative to university.

4. North East Schools various. Employer talks

Lesley Lloyd is seeking STEM Ambassadors for a series of talks on their work. To be delivered at a local school convenient to you.

5. Wrexham Yr 11 Mock Interviews 18, 19, 20 October am only. Ysgol Grango Wrexham LL14 1EL

STEM Ambassadors needed to act as Interviewers giving feedback on performance and CVs.

6. Wrexham. Numeracy in the Workplace. 10 November Darland High Rossett LL12 0DL

Young people attend six selected employer led workshops representing different sectors during the morning 6 x 30 minute workshop talking to groups of approximately 20-25 pupils on careers and opportunities within their sector and the importance of maths within the workplace.

7. Wrexham. Employer and Skils Fair. 15 December. Rhosnesni High School LL13 9ET

A cross section of employer sectors with an information stand and be willing to talk to pupils and parents about the different careers and post-16 opportunities available to young people.

8. Wrexham Yr 11 Mock Interviews 18 January am 2018. St Josephs School LL13 7EN

STEM Ambassadors needed to act as Interviewers giving feedback on performance and CVs.

9. Wrexham Yr 11 Mock Interviews 26 January am 2018. Rhosnesni High School LL13 9ET

STEM Ambassadors needed to act as Interviewers giving feedback on performance and CVs.

Ceredigion and Aberystwyth

1. Powys 2018 Careers Festival. 7 March 2018 Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

STEM Ambassadors /Employers are welcome to attend with a stand or practical activity at this well supported event. To register for space please contact Jo Shiel: joanna.sheil@careerswales.com There will be an opportunity to sponsor the event this year, if you are interested please contact jayne.bevan@powys.gov.uk

2. Lab in a Lorry

One of the most popular and well supported activities. Travel expenses are offered for distances hard to reach. STEM Ambassadors are trained on the experiments before the session.All STEM Ambassador backgrounds are welcome. Pupils are KS3 level. You will be working with a team from Lab in a Lorry alongside other STEM Ambassadors. Travel expenses on offer To find out more: www.labinalorry.org.uk

  • Brecon October 4 IOP Conference, LIAL teacher & technician training workshops (experienced volunteers only)
  • Llanidloes October 10, 11, 12, 13 Llanidloes High School, Powys, SY18 6EX
  • Pembrokeshire, October 24, 25 Pembroke School, Bush, SA71 4RL

Mid Wales and Monmouthshire

1. Lab in a Lorry

One of the most popular and well supported activities. Travel expenses are offered for distances hard to reach. STEM Ambassadors are trained on the experiments before the session.All STEM Ambassador backgrounds are welcome. Pupils are KS3 level. You will be working with a team from Lab in a Lorry alongside other STEM Ambassadors. Travel expenses on offer To find out more: www.labinalorry.org.uk

  • Chepstow September 19, 20, 21, 22 Chepstow School NP16 5LR.
  • Brecon October 4 IOP Conference, LIAL teacher & technician training workshops.(Experienced volunteers only)

2. Llangorse Brecon. Primary science sessions. Dates flexible. Llangors Primary LD3 7UB

Teacher Meg is eager to host STEM Ambassadors for any of these topics:

  • Rainforests year 3
  • Sea and Marine Life – year 4
  • Sustainability – year 5

Much appreciate volunteers in this small rural school

3. Powys. Renewable energy / Biomass/ Wind Turbine session. Llangynidr Primary School Crickhowell NP8 1LU

Teacher Claire Watson is seeking an Ambassador to present workshop or talk on either Renewables, Biomass, Alternative energy.

4. Crickhowell. Space. Crickhowell Primary. Crickhowell NP8 1DY

The school is seeking space and astronomy activities. They are also very keen if you can offer a mobile planetarium visit.

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