Welsh Physics Teachers Conference Brecon 2021

The Institute of Physics Welsh Physics Teachers Conference Brecon 2021 which will have a blended approach. A fabulous free week of presentations and workshops for teachers, technicians and PGCE students with opportunities to network with colleagues.

The event will begin with a quiz which you are welcome to join online on Friday October 8th at 7pm.

Teachers will have an opportunity to meet in the Brecon Beacons on Saturday 9th October where we will be offering workshops at an Alpaca Farm. There will be an opportunity to participate in an Alpaca trek as well as network in peaceful surroundings.

On Sunday we will host a series of workshops on “Physics and Religion” which will provide opportunities for discussion and debate.

We will offer a varied programme of workshops, shows and presentations between 1.30pm and 8pm each evening Monday- Friday which will culminate in a virtual whiskey tasting live from the Penderyn Distillery in the Brecon Beacons on Friday evening. For more details and a full e - programme please visit here.

Booking here

Put students at the centre of the action with Energy Quest!

We’re calling on all students aged 11 to 14 to help us save the day. In this new workshop, they’ll embed learning about energy sources and energy transfer as they put themselves in the shoes of engineers to design a solution to power a mobile phone.

This free 2-hour Energy Quest workshop, funded by Shell, is a great way to revisit core curriculum content and bring relatable role-models into the classroom.

Would you like a trained facilitator to run a remote session with your students? We’re booking workshops for the summer term and beyond – get in touch today to reserve your spot! 


“Using space as a context for STEM”. FREE online primary CPD

Thursday30 September 4-5pm and repeated on Thursday 14 October 7-8pm. Online

The topic of Space is fascinating for all ages. But did you know that we can use “Space” as a context of delivery through which much of the primary science curriculum can be taught? This is a great way of engaging young students and inspiring them in those all-important STEM subjects. 

This free online session will show you a fantastic range of quality assured resources developed by European Space Agency (ESA) and ESERO-UK (the European Space Educational Resource Office) which can be used free of charge to support your teaching. These ESERO-UK sessions are aiming to support teachers in Wales but are open to any UK primary school teacher. 

From material science to forces, plants to chemistry, there is something for everyone. Each resource is designed to link specifically to the National Curriculum and is laid out in a way that is easy to follow and implement. 

We will also help to support your school to reflect on your long-term planning for science and help colleagues to gain confidence in transforming either individual classrooms or indeed whole schools into “space rich” learning environments.

Book here for September 30 and here for October 14. 

BSA Grants NOW OPEN for CREST and British Science Week

The BSA currently have 2 Grants that eligible schools can apply for:

CREST for underrepresented audiences funding

CREST Awards are FREE in Wales for ALL but now you can apply for up to £300 to support costs of running a project. Applications deadline is October 15. Details here.

Kick Start Grant for British Science Week 2022

Don't let lack of funding stop you running a project during BSW! Applications deadline is November 8. Details here.

Don't miss out!

Financing for the Future: workshop offer and insight. Tuesday 28th September 4pm – 5pm. Online

Join STEM Ambassadors Kirsty and Sian who deliver interactive workshops for yr 9 – yr 13 students.

Financial Foundations and literacy are one of the themes in the new curriculum for Wales forming part of the Health and Wellbeing area of learning.

A variety of themes are included relating to Financial and Numerical literacy including

  • Understanding and managing budget
  • Cyber fraud protection
  • Calculating finance and financial product
  • Case study investigations and discussion

STEM Ambassadors will be able to gain insight into a session using practical maths activities related to everyday learning and development.

Teachers have the opportunity to book free sessions at their school either by live video link or in school as preferred.

Details and booking here.