Cymraeg

Current requests for a STEM Ambassador

October / November 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. Employer – STEM Ambassador support survey

STEM Learning Ltd, who administer the STEM Ambassador programme are undertaking a piece of work in collaboration with The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, to better understand the ways that employers support STEM Ambassadors.

As a valued STEM Ambassador, we would greatly value your insights. We would like to invite you to take part in either or both of the two elements of this work – an online survey and a consultation workshop in Autumn 2017 as an opportunity to shape the way we support employers, to engage with young people.

If you could complete this short online survey it would be extremely valuable

2. Prince’s Trust Online

Prince’s Trust Online is a brand new e-learning and mentoring platform designed to provide support to young people we traditionally haven’t been able to reach, and forms part of our growth strategy which will see us support one million young people over the next 10 years.

Prince’s Trust Online is for young people who are unemployed or underemployed and living in the UK. Enterprise is for young people who have a business idea that they want to explore and Employability is for young people who are looking to get into work. By underemployed, we mean if a young person says they work part-time but would like to work more, are on a flexible or zero hours contract but would like to work more, or are on a temporary fixed-term contract ending in the next three months.

Prince’s Trust Online is not intended as a replacement of our face-to-face programmes but intended to help those young people who can’t currently access our support. This also widens our volunteering offer to those who can’t come into centres or work full-time.

To sign-up, email volunteers@princes-trust.org.uk. If you have capacity to mentor more than one young person please let us know when you get in touch.

3. Builth Wells. Your Green Future Schools event. Royal Welsh Showground 7 / 8 November, 9.30am – 2.40pm. Builth Wells LD2 3SY.

The major Powys event welcomes exhibitors from STEM. Powys schools are invited to attend the event on either 7 or 8 November. The event is suitable for all year groups from Year 7 to Year 13 and aims to have 400 students attending across the two days. Exciting space is free. To visit or book a space please contact Mark Stead on marks@severnwye.org.uk.

4. Girl Guiding Cymru Broneirion Llandinam SY17 5DE. Science Week. Mon 12 – Thursday 15 March 2018, 10am – 2.30pm.

Leader Jo Woodall is planning a week based on STEM for next year’s Guides Week. The sessions will run from 10am – 2.30pm each day. Jo would welcome STEM Ambassador vitals during the week to offer a session. A session would run for 50 minutes. 15 pupils per workshop. Pupils will be KS2. For female STEM Ambassadors who would like to help for the 4 days they can offer accommodation expenses. If you would like to support I will place you in contact with Jo.

Cardiff, Newport, Vale of Glamorgan RCT

Please offer support for any request at sian.ashton@see-science.co.uk

1. Cardiff. Saturday 11 November 9.45 – 2.30pm. STEM Beyond the Classroom. National Museum Cardiff CF10 3NP

STEM Beyond the Classroom – Inspirational lectures and workshops for Primary & Secondary teachers that aim to address the new science and technology curriculum.STEM Ambassadors will be welcome to attend this free event. Primary and Secondary science workshops will cover a range of topics from animal behaviour and scientific research, to chemistry and astronomy. A series of short teacher-led vignettes will explore approaches to inspiring science opportunities.

Prof Justin Dillon, Professor of Science and Environmental Education, University of Bristol, explores some of the issues around learning outside the classroom.

Dr Rhys Jones, lecturer, herpetologist and presenter of Rhys to the Rescue, presents on his own experiences of science communication and the need for literacy in science.

Book your place here.

2. Merthyr. Webinar session with Careers Advisors. Careers Wales Office High Street Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DP

Date to be set with Ambassador October / November. Kiara is requesting a STEM Ambassador to deliver a ‘webinar’ session. The aim of the session is to offer Schools Careers Advisors an insight into your work, focussing on your career path, what your job involves and what type of STEM background a pupil would need to follow your profession. The session would be an hour long, timed for 3pm onwards. If you can offer support please contact me.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Newport. Science support. St Woolos Primary School.NP20 4BW

Teacher Abi Watkins is seeking support for these topics. Abi will arrange any dates suitable to your availability:

  • Foundation, Yrs 1 and 2 – any STEM activity
  • Yrs 3, 4 and 5 Chemistry topics
  • Yrs 5 and 6 Body and Bugs

6. 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 3.30-4.30pm or a lunchtime visit I will place you in contact with Liz.

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

Teacher Joanne Cueto is seeking STEM Ambassador sessions on:

  • 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

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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

12. Cardiff. Investigations in STEM Cardiff – 4 Primary Schools as listed

Four primary schools in Cardiff are setting up projects on Investigation.

  • Rhydywaun: Materials
  • Lakeside: solids, liquids, gases
  • Roath Park: Healthy bodies
  • Marlborough: Circuits or Materials.

At the initial meeting in Cardiff High, primary teachers agreed the projects.

STEM Ambassador would offer a little mentoring / advisory role. Only offering as much time as you can spare.

13. 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.

14. Cardiff. Lansdowne Year 5 Primary Science Canton CF5 1JY. Flexible dates

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.

Session / workshop can be from 1 hour to half day as suits your session

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. Cardiff. Ysgol Mynydd Bychan Cardiff CF14 3BR

Vehicle speed and forces or STEM Clib visit. Teacher Iolo Williams is seeking a STEM Ambassador to advice / help with an activity combining forces and vehicle speed. He is also keen to have ideas / visits to start his STEM Club. Welsh medium would be great but Iolo is happy with English medium visits as the pupils are Yr 5 and 6.

18. Pengam. Computer Science applications. Lewis School Pengam Bargoed CF81 8LJ

Teacher David Eyles is seeking STEM Ambassadors to offer sessions, talks or workshop on Computer Science. He is flexible on dates. A large number of pupils are keen on gaming, programming and general application in careers. Please contact if you can support.

19. Pontypridd. Science visits. Glyncoch Brownies. Any Tuesday 6pm – 7.30pm

Hannah Richmond is seeking STEM Ambassadors to vist the Brownies at Craig yr Hesg Primary School, Glyncoch, Pontypridd. They would welcome an interesting session on STEM including a little practical challenge or presentation.

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

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.

21. 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.

22. 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

Swansea Bridgend and West Wales

Offer support for any request at sian.ashton@see-science.co.uk

1. Neath. GATE student session. Neath Port Talbot College Dwr-y-Felin Road, Neath,SA10 7RF any Wednesdays (12.30-1.30) or Fridays (11.30-12.30)

STEM ambassador request for a visit Neath Port Talbot College Sam Oxley is seeking a stretch and challenge activity on a scientific issue; they are GATE students and have a high GCSE profile and able to cope with some challenging ideas. Most take chemistry and all them undertake at least one science subject.

2. Swansea. Mock Interview Sessions and Careers Fairs. Various schools and dates listed.

STEM Ambassadors are keenly sought for Mock Interviews or Careers Fairs at the following schools:

Mock Interviews – day of choice, any hours between 9am – 3pm

  • Penyrheol School 22 and or 23 November
  • Birchgrove School 20 December
  • Bishopston School 27, 28 February and 1 March

Careers Fairs

  • Pentrehafod School 24 November 8.45 – 3.30
  • Bishop Gore 6 December 8.30 – 3.30

3. 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

4. Bridgend. Oldcastle Primary STEM Week. 13 – 17 November 2017

Oldcastle Primary Bridgend CF31 3ED 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. They are also eager to take pupils on site visits. Pupils range from 3 to 8 years old. I’ll place you in contact.

5. Bridgend. Mock Interviews 24, 25, 26 October 9.00am – 1.30pm

Brynteg School. STEM Ambassadors sought as Interviewers on any of the dates. Interviews consist of reading pupil’s CV and a short interview followed by feedback. Sample questions available.

6. Bridgend. STEM transition day. Tuesday 6 February 2018. Bryntirion Comprehensive School Bridgend CF31 1QR

The school are seeking sessions on any STEM topic during the day. 8 sessions of 25 mins each delivered to visiting Yr 6 pupils. An interesting and somewhat interactive session would be ideal. You are also welcome to come and support my session as an alternative.

7. Bridgend. STEM Club visit. Bryntirion Comprehensive School CF31 1QR

Any Monday 3pm – 4pm. STEM Ambassador visits keenly sought for a new STEM Club. The teacher welcomes any topic or a careers insight into your work. I’ll forward your available dates to Helen Workman.

8. Pencoed. STEM –Modern Foreign Languages session. Pencoed Comprehensive Bridgend CF35 5LZ. October – November 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.

9. 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.

North Wales

Offer support for any request at sian.ashton@see-science.co.uk

1. Bangor. St Gerards School Tamzin Pritchard runs her STEM Club on a Tuesday from 3pm – 4pm

Tamzin had visits from STEM Ambassadors last term and would now be pleased to have new visits on any STEM topic. If you can’t attend the STEM Club Tamzin can arrange other times and days during the week. As usual interactive engaging topics are welcome!

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

  • 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.

Mid Wales

Offer support for any request at sian.ashton@see-science.co.uk

1. Builth Wells. Your Green Future Schools event. Royal Welsh Showground 7 / 8 November, 9.30am – 2.40pm. Builth Wells LD2 3SY.

The major Powys event welcomes exhibitors from STEM. Powys schools are invited to attend the event on either 7 or 8 November. The event is suitable for all year groups from Year 7 to Year 13 and aims to have 400 students attending across the two days. Exciting space is free. To visit or book a space please contact Mark Stead on marks@severnwye.org.uk.

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. Girl Guiding Cymru Broneirion Llandinam SY17 5DE. Science Week. Mon 12 – Thursday 15 March 2018, 10am – 2.30 pm.

Leader Jo Woodall is planning a week based on STEM for next year’s Guides Week. Jo would welcome STEM Ambassador vitals during the week to offer a session.

A session would run for 50 minutes. 15 pupils per workshop. Pupils will be KS2.

For female STEM Ambassadors who would like to help for the 4 days they can offer accommodation expenses.

If you would like to support I will place you in contact with Jo.

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