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National Numeracy Day with STEM Ambassadors. Wednesday 18 May, 12.30pm - 1pm and 4pm - 4.30pm. Online
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Together we can help everyone feel good about numbers. It's National Numeracy Day's 5th birthday on 18 May and you're invited to the party!

Whether you're a primary school, secondary school, homeschooling, nursery or community group, sign up to get your free digital pack here.

At this online event, STEM Ambassadors will offer a short maths activity and demonstrate how maths is used in their work.

Each Ambassador will have 15 mins to deliver their session. It will be informal.

The aim is for teachers / pupils to explore fun and versatile applications of maths.

Book here for the 12.30pm session.

Book here for the 4pm session.

The Great Bug Hunt 2022
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Encourage your pupils to get outside to learn more about living things and their habitats and to use the outdoor classroom – with our fabulous competition. Simply identify a local habitat, get your pupils to explore and discover the minibeasts (bugs) that live there, draw them and record their findings – it’s that easy!

And you could win (among other things!), a bug day in your school! Jackfield Infant School in Stoke on Trent was the 2021 winner,  and the children there had a wonderful day, provided by our partners, the Royal Entomological Society, finding out more about the insects and bugs that they found. The best part was holding the leaf insects and getting up close to bumblebees!

To help you on your bug hunting way, and to give you lots of ideas, join the NFU for a live lesson on 15 March to learn all about minibeasts, their habitats and the important jobs they do.

Closing date 10 June.

Details here.

Code Club 10th birthday event - live global codealong party. Thursday 26 May. Online
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Register by Thursday 19 May!

Hip hip hooray, it's nearly Code Club's birthday. This year we will be ten!

We officially turn ten this April and to mark this amazing milestone, we'll be hosting a two week birthday celebration 16–27 May.

The highlight of our birthday is a live global codealong party on Thursday 26 May, where we’re inviting you and your learners to join the Code Club team online to create a simple but fun birthday project in Scratch.

Code Club teams from across the world will host several one-hour codealong sessions over the course of the day – just pick the session time that works best for you! The codealong is aimed at young people aged 9–13 and the deadline to register is 11pm BST on Thursday 19 May.

Details here

Great Science Share for Schools. Celebration Day 14 June
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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 to be inspired into science and engineering. 

Themed activities and lessons are brought to teachers and educators, to inspire you to ask, investigate and share scientific questions you’re curious about. 

This year’s campaign theme is Climate Action and links to the issues discussed in the world global COP26 conference in November 2021, leading up to the campaign celebration on 14th June 2022.

Register any time for access to resources and news!

Registration and details here.

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