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Current requests for a STEM Ambassador

Volunteering opportunities in your area

February 2019

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.

The list is divided into geographical areas for easier reference:

All Wales

Greenpower Goblins need your help!
  • STEM Ambassadors from any part of Wales are eagerly sought by Primary Schools to assist with next years’ projects.
  • Pupils will be working in teams to build and race electric kit cars: https://www.greenpower.co.uk/volunteering
  • If you can offer a role as a mentor please get in touch. Ciara Doyle Wales Regional Officer for the Greenpower Trust would love to hear from you

CF postcodes

Cardiff Centre for the Deaf: STEM sessions of choice

163 Newport Rd, 

Cardiff 

CF24 1AG

 

Event coordinator Tracey Bancroft is keen to offer their visiting pupils stimulating STEM sessions

2 requests are made:

  • A Saturday activity for Primary Pupils 12pm – 2pm. Last Saturday each month with parents in support ~ 20 pupils
  • A Thursday evening activity 6pm – 8pm. 11yrs – 21 yrs pupils

A professional ‘interpreter’ will be present to sign to the pupils when the STEM Ambassador is visiting

Pupils visit from across the whole South Wales region, they are enthusiastic pupils that often need extra support while at school.

Encouraging uptake at A level: STEM inspiration for girls 

Stanwell School

Penarth

CF64 2XL

  • Paul Doyle is the physics teacher in Stanwell school.
  • He is seeking female Ambassadors to speak about women working in STEM careers Paul has very able female students in a range of year groups and was hoping to encourage the uptake of physics and science in general at a level and beyond.
  • Paul can negotiate dates for visits
Barry: STEM week at Cadoxton Primary
 
11 – 15 March
Victoria Park Rd,
Barry
CF63 2JS
  • Teacher Hannah Cogbill will once again welcome STEM Ambassadors with any variety of hands – on practicals, presentations and talks
  • Any day and time is possible and all pupil age groups
  • Cardiff: Science for Year 5
     
    Lansdowne Primary
    Canton
    CF5 1JY 

    • Teacher Karl Redding is keen to host a STEM Ambassador session.
    • Topics can be anything from Space - Nature - Engineering and the World around us.
    • The session / workshop can be from 1 hour to half day as suits your sessionMarshfied Girl Guide session – any Monday 7.30 – 8.30pm
      Marshfield Village Hall 
      3 Wellfield Road
      Cardiff
      CF3 2UD

    • Guide Leader Shona is seeking STEM Ambassador visits for the Autumn term
    • They are keen to have a sessions related to genetics
    • An interactive or practical element is welcomed
    • 22 guides attend each week ages 11 – 14

  • Urdd Science Pavilion Exhibition 27 May – 1 June

    Cardiff Bay

    CF10 5AL

     


    • STEM Ambassadors are invited to exhibit at the Urdd National Eisteddfod Science Place between 27 May and 1 June 2019.
    • The GwyddonLe (The Science Place) is a pavilion located on the Eisteddfod maes which provides children and young adults the opportunity to interact with Science, Engineering, Technological, Digital and Environmental subjects. The GwyddonLe attracted over 4,500 visitors during the 2019 Eisteddfod week.
    • My contact Steffan Prys will appreciate your consideration of a stall / exhibition at the Eisteddfod which this year will be held in Cardiff Bay.
    • The GwyddonLe’s main partner and sponsor is Swansea University and with their support would coordinate a full week’s activity programme during the Eisteddfod week.

NP postcodes

STEM related session topics: Flexible dates Spring

Coed Eva Junior & Infant School
Teynes,
Cwmbran,
NP44 4TG 

Teacher Chloe Burdett is seeking STEM Ambassadors to bring elements of STEM to the following topics. Dates can be agreed with STEM Ambassador.

  • Yr2 Roald Dahl - maybe a science link with ‘marvellous medicine’ or Roald Dahl topic
  • Yr3 - Curious Celts and Rotten Romans (eg Structures / Roman Engineering)
  • Yr5 - comparing people and places (eg Habitats, Exploration)
  • Yr6 - WW2 : betchley park and coding or topic of choice
STEM support sessions: Heart Yr 6 ; Formula 1 Jaguar Schools Yr 3

 Blackwood Primary

Blackwood 

NP12 1WA

  • STEM Coordinator Kirsten Shuker is seeking Ambassador support for these topics
  • Year 6: Heart and functions
  • Year 3: F1 Cars Jaguar Schools project
  • Dates and number of sessions are flexible
  • STEM sessions at Special Needs School (dates of your choice)
    Ysgol Bryn Derw
    Melfort Road
    Newport
    NP20 3Q

     
    • Teacher Debbie Jenkins is eager to offer their pupils experience in STEM
    • The school educates special needs (autistic) pupils in Newport County and surrounding areas
    • Pupils respond really well to practical interaction, sensory experience and a person centred approach
    • Classes are very small (maximum 8 pupils) with excellent teacher support
    • Ideas suggested include

    • For behavioural needs
    • Anything explosive to do with science
    • Funny science experiments
    • Space
    • Food technology (making cakes and lunches).
  • For a sensory class of non-verbal children:

    • Fireworks,
    • habitats/hibernation (hedgehogs etc.),
    • star gazing,
    • sensory science (things that change colour, go bang, etc.),
    • cookery,
    • simple robotics-beebots,
  •  switch activated toys

SA postcodes

Dinosaur Day Sunday 28 July

Margam Country Park

Neath Port Talbot Borough

Margam

SA13 2TJ

  • This beautiful Country Park is holding a Dinosaur Day where animated replicas of Dinosaurs will be visiting the Park
  • They would love to include an educational element and welcome STEM Ambassadors who have background in evolution, palaeontology and similar relevant areas
  • The Castle will be available and Outdoor marquees for stands, workshops and similar activities

 I will place you in contact with Alison Lloyd Commercial Officer

LD postcodes

Brecon Primary science sessions. Dates flexible. 

Llangors Primary 

LD3 7UB.   

  • Teacher Meg is eager to host STEM Ambassadors for STEM topics in Spring Term

North Wales

Conwy Code Clubs support 

Conwy County Borough Council

Conwy 

LL32 8AY

  • Community Development officer Tom Jones is organising Code Clubs across the County Primary Schools.
  • Teachers will be given initial training in November.
  • Tom would be grateful for STEM Ambassador support for these Clubs
Bangor University Ocean Science Careers Fair

1pm – 3.30pm Wednesday 13 March 2019 

Menai Bridge 

LL59 5AB

 

  • Katrien Van Landegham invites STEM Ambassadors to exhibit / attend the Careers event
  • If you would like to have a presence I will forward your interest
  • Exhibitors will be provided with lunch
  • Students are studying Biology, Marine Science and Geology