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Events

Last updated: 14 April 2021

April

Introduction to CREST Discovery Machines of the Future resource. Wednesday 24 April 4-5pm Online

Are you keen to run CREST projects with your pupils but not sure what's involved?

The CREST Machine Learning collection of resources has something for all ages from yr5 to post-16. In this session, Llinos will give an overview of running CREST at your school - in or outside of lesson time - and walk-through the Discovery Machines of the Future resource, appropriate for upper KS2 and KS3, which has proved very popular during recent teacher sessions.

Watch this video, by the Royal Society and presented by Professor Brian Cox, for a flavour of the Discovery project.

Don't miss out! This session will be repeated on 11 May and there will be a Welsh language version on 19 May.

Book for any of the sessions here.

The 20th Annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2021 Sunday April 25th ‘Lockdown wonder’ 

For 20 years, Pinhole Day has enabled tens of thousands of people worldwide to experience the joy of creating an image using nothing more than the light travelling through a small hole.

Every year, on the last Sunday in April, individuals and groups make pinhole images in workshops and events around the world to share in the magic of pinhole photography. Last year over 2000 people from 57 countries uploaded photographs to the online Pinhole Day gallery. 

This year, as much as ever, we need to see our world in a new light. Whether on our own or as families in lockdown, using nothing more than some bin liners and some cardboard, we can transform our front room into a magical inverted projection of the outside world. 

All details here.

ASE Workshop: Chemistry and the new Curriculum in Wales. Monday 26 April 4pm- 5pm Online

This session will be delivered by RSC teacher fellow Wales, Helen Dearns and is suited for teachers of chemistry in Wales

Aim of session: To briefly look at what good progression might look like in chemistry and possible contexts that can be used to help deepen your students’ knowledge of chemistry. This session will predominantly focus on progression step 4. We will share the curriculum planning support documents that we have recently produced and discuss how these could be used in planning your chemistry curriculum. There will be an opportunity to find out about contexts that can be used and discuss these with other teachers

Details and booking here.

Software Engineering at Renishaw - Webinar. Tuesday 27 April 6 - 7.15pm

Renishaw is hosting this live virtual event to give secondary school aged students and their parents the opportunity to find out more about a career in Software Engineering.

The event will include:

  • Introductory video to Renishaw plc
  • Software talk by Ian Lovely, Senior Technical Trainer, Software Engineering Dept.
  • Embedded Software talk by Pete Leonard, Electronics Design Manager, High Speed Digital & Design Dept.
  • Information on early careers opportunities
  • Journey talks from our Degree Apprentices
  • Q & A session

Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company employs over 4,400 people worldwide and supplies products for use in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to 3D printing, dentistry and brain surgery.

More information and booking here.

May

Digital Skills  activity for Primary Teachers: Delivering a computer programme session through Lego Robotics. Tuesday May 4th, 4pm - 5pm Online

Join the team at British Computer Society South Wales. Having developed a workshop for KS2 pupils they are now working with 3 primary teachers supporting the digital skills competency framework for the new curriculum.

The team welcome reaching out to more schools with these unmissable opportunities:

Resources, support for teachers, live online workshops for pupils and a lesson plan to assist classroom learning.

Teachers and STEM Ambassadors are welcomed to take part in the session.

Using LEGO EV4 kits pupils gain expertise in programming, construction, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy and creativity.

Part of the workshop includes literacy and creative ideas using investigations relevant to everyday life.

Book here.

The Magic of Maths in Numeracy.  Wednesday 5th May 4pm – 5pm Online

Meet STEM Ambassador Alan Jackson who has worked with the Welsh Government as a Statistician to discover a new approach to delivering interactive maths sessions for pupils, overcoming familiar fears approaching this topic.

Alan is also a member of the Magic Circle and has used Maths in his shows as a Magician.

The session makes use of Numbers 1 – 10 demonstrating curricular links to ‘What Matters in Mathematics and Numeracy’ and it will cover areas of the new Curriculum for Wales but applicable to all teachers and Ambassadors

Book here.

Spotlight on Babcock International Thursday May 6th 4pm - 5pm Online

Babcock is a leading provider of critical complex engineering services that support national defences, save lives and protect communities.

This unique session devised for STEM Ambassadors and Teachers will offer a personalised insight to the vast reach of their work through Marine, Nuclear, Land and Aviation.

Introduced by Ambassadors and employees at Babcock they will map the multitude of career opportunities, their own career stories and the high quality STEM support developed for schools and communities.

Book here.

Introduction to CREST Discovery Machines of the Future resource. Tuesday 11 May 4-5pm Online

Are you keen to run CREST projects with your pupils but not sure what's involved?

The CREST Machine Learning collection of resources has something for all ages from yr5 to post-16. In this session, Llinos will give an overview of running CREST at your school - in or outside of lesson time - and walk-through the Discovery Machines of the Future resource, appropriate for upper KS2 and KS3, which has proved very popular during recent teacher sessions.

Watch this video, by the Royal Society and presented by Professor Brian Cox, for a flavour of the Discovery project.

Don't miss out! There will be a Welsh language version of this session on 19 May.

Book here.

Masterclass Space Activities: Looking for ET in a Water Butt! Wednesday May 12th 4pm-5pm Online

Join Astronomer Jon Laver on an investigation to find alien ‘beings’ on Earth.

Jon has developed and delivered many activities for schools, scouts and cubs groups and science festivals at museums.

Join us for an activity to find ideas of how to engage KS2 pupils with STEM in the environment and pick up ideas to satisfy young curious minds.

The event is scheduled for one hour but may take only 45 mins including a Q & A discussion.

Book here.

GPW Genomics Showcase 14th May 2021 Online: Opportunity for involvement

The Genomics Showcase will take place virtually on 14th May 2021 and we want to offer charitable organisations the chance to be part of it.

What is the Genomics Showcase?

The Genomics Showcase is an event designed to showcase the field of genomics, and its potential to improve healthcare to the people of Wales.

Throughout the day, we will be hosting talks from a wide range of speakers. There will be general genomics talks; sessions dedicated to specific topics like diagnostics and treatments; and disease specific talks. If you have a topic that you’d like to present, get in touch. We can discuss what topic you have in mind and see if it is possible for us to accommodate.

Details here.

Introduction to CREST Discovery Machines of the Future resource. Wednesday 19 May 4-5pm Online

THIS IS A WELSH LANGUAGE SESSION

Are you keen to run CREST projects with your pupils but not sure what's involved?


The CREST Machine Learning collection of resources has something for all ages from yr5 to post-16. In this session, Llinos will give an overview of running CREST at your school - in or outside of lesson time - and walk-through the Discovery Machines of the Future resource, appropriate for upper KS2 and KS3, which has proved very popular during recent teacher sessions.

Watch this video, by the Royal Society and presented by Professor Brian Cox, for a flavour of the Discovery project.

Book here.

Outdoor Classroom Day. Thursday 20 May.

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global movement to make time outdoors part of every child’s day. On two days of action each year, teachers take children outdoors to play and learn. All year round, the Outdoor Classroom Day community campaigns for more time outdoors every day.

See the official website here.

The Eden Project have some handy tips on introducing outdoor learning in your school here.

Museum Sleepover: The Natural World at Home. Saturday and Sunday, May 22 & 23 Online

You’re invited to join a wild expedition! Experience a fun-filled night at the Museum from your own home.  

Here’s the plan:

- Set up camp, make your own binoculars, and get ready for a Museum adventure like no other.

- Go behind the scenes to the Museum stores and discover where insects, marine life, and endangered species are hiding.

- Binoculars at the ready... join a live video call to a South African safari to spot some elephants!

-   Ever wondered what edible insects taste like?! Keep energy levels high and prepare Jungle Juice, Dirt Dessert, and Bug Grub * edible* snacks.

- Explore land, sea and sky in our virtual Natural History gallery, before testing your knowledge in an online quiz.

- Wind down and join a special bedtime yoga session, then return to camp to dream of majestical sea creatures, swimming freely in the ocean.

- Wake up bright and early for birdwatching, before building bird feeders and butterfly seed bombs that will help protect and pollinate our land.

Details here. Please note there is a fee for this activity of £5 per family.

June

The Great Science Share for Schools. 15 June

An annual campaign to inspire young people to share their scientific questions with new audiences.

The Great Science Share for Schools is the award-winning campaign that invites 5-14 year olds to share their own scientific questions and investigations, to raise the profile of science in schools and communities, and inspire young people into science and engineering. 

The Question Maker which inspires young people to discuss and ask questions together on the issue of Climate Change is very popular. 

You could use a video clip, book or newspaper to start a conversation and develop some questions that would lead to science inquiries suitable for home, classrooms, schools and communities.

So much preparation is already underway to make 2021 even more successful. Keep up to date with what’s on when by registering your interest. They’ll be monthly announcements and activities culminating on the 15th June. 

Details here.