Cymraeg

Current requests for a STEM Ambassador

January - March 2018

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

1. Lab in a Lorry across Wales. Scheduled sessions below

Lab in a Lorry tours through Wales. One of the most popular and well supported activities. STEM Ambassadors can sign up to access the schedule and opportunities to join in at a school near you. 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. You will be working with a team from Lab in a Lorry alongside other STEM Ambassadors. www.labinalorry.org.uk

  • North East. 11 & 12 January. St Brigid’s School, Mold Road, Denbigh LL16 4BH
  • South. 16 & 17 January. St Teilo’s School, Circle Way East, Cardiff CF23 9PD
  • North West. 3 & 24 January. Ysgol Glan Y Mor & Ysgol Botwnnog, Ffordd Caerdydd, Pwllheli LL53 5NU
  • South East. 30 January– 1 Febrary. Crickhowell High School, New Road, NP8 1AW
  • South West 1 & 2 March. Ysgol Bro Gwaun, Heol Dyfed, Fishguard SA65 9DT.
  • North West Week of 13 March. Hub event at Bangor University.
  • Mid. 20 – 23 March. Ysgol y Berwen & Ysgol Moelwyn, hub event at Bala.

2. Brampton Abbot Primary STEM Week. Ross on Wye HR9 7FX. 5-10 March

Teacher Holly Field will be very grateful for STEM Ambassadors Wales to support her school with visits during Science Week. The school is in the rural border area. They hosted a STEM Ambassador from Wales recently and are very keen to welcome more!

3. Barefoot Computing support. Workshops across South Wales

Regional Coding Coordinator from the ERW is working with Barefoot Computing to help support their work for the Welsh Government’s “Cracking the Code” project. Barefoot will provide workshops to the schools across Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Ceridigion, Neath Port Talbot and Powys. Isy Grainger Project Coordinator would be pleased to hear from STEM Ambassadors interested in supporting the workshops enquiries@barefootcas.org.uk

4. Mid Wales Girl Guiding Cymru Science Week. Broneirion Llandinam SY17 5DE. Mon 12 – Thursday 15 March 2018

Leader Jo Woodall is planning a week based on STEM for next year’s Guides Week. The sessions will run from 10am – 2.30 pm 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.

5. 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 have could complete the short online survey it would be extremely valuable.

6. Powys 2018 Careers Festival. 7 March 2018. Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

STEM Ambassadors /Employers are welcome to attend with a stand or practical activity at this well supported event. To register for space please contact Jo Shiel: joanna.sheil@careerswales.com There will be an opportunity to sponsor the event this year, if you are interested please contact jayne.bevan@powys.gov.uk

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1. Cardiff. Science Cafe: talks or general attendance at Cardiff evening meetings Science Cafe Cardiff‏ @SciCafeCardiff

Sri Ponnusamy welcomes STEM Ambassadors to give a short talk or just to attend in support at Science Cafes Cardiff. Meetings at Porters Bar Bute Terrace CF10 2FE, for a social gathering first Tuesday evening of each month. for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.

2. Penarth. Beavers District Science event. March 3

Toria Thomas is seeking volunteers and/or good ideas that could support Beavers district science badge on March 3rd. Beavers are 6-8 years old.

They plan to run a series of stations during the day covering a variety of science experiments and experiences. It can be any aspect of science. If a STEM Ambassador or two could run a session that would be fantastic.

Toria can be contacted during work time on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays or outside this time on toria@penarthanddistrict.org.uk or 07939 894250.

3. Lab in a Lorry 16 and 17 January. St Teilo’s School, Circle Way East, Cardiff CF23 9PD

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 – more here.

4. Webinar session with Careers Advisors. Careers Wales Office 27 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.

5. Cardiff. Rivers, Waterways and Similar. St Pauls Primary Grangetown CF11 7EU. Dates of your choice.

Teacher Matt Wilson is very keen to host STEM Ambassadors with sessions on Rivers, Geology of Waterways and similar topics. Pupils will be Year 6 (10 yrs old)

6. Cardiff Springwood Primary CF23 9LS. STEM week. March 12-17.

Teacher Catherine Rees is keen to host STEM Ambassadors They have a varied timetable (details on request) They would like to cover:

  • Exploring medical equipment
  • Engineering activities, eg constructing bridges and simple structures
  • Exploring different areas of science – psychology, astronomy, physics
  • Examining fossils
  • Physics or Chemistry investigations.

Pupils are Foundation and KS2.

7. Cardiff – Bridgend area. Work experience sought

Yr 12 pupil is seeking a physics related work experience placement or opportunity for a topic to include in his Welsh Bacc. The pupil is particularly keen on research environments.

8. Newport. Rhiwderin Brownie group Science / Engineering session. Any Wednesday 5.30-6.30pm

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.

9. Newport. St Woolos Primary School

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

10. 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.

11. Newport, Bassaleg School Careers Evening. Newport NP10 8NF. Thursday 1 February.

Year 9 and Sixth Form pupils attend this event. STEM Ambassadors have been a key support to the success of the evening. A small stand or exhibit would be ideal. For more information or to attend I will place you in contact with Pat Williams.

12. Ebbw Vale. Inspiration event. Ebbw Vale Sports Centre Blaenau Gwent NP23 6GL. 2 February 8.30am – 3pm

The event is for Year 9 pupils – with a focus on promoting STEM. A variety of local employers are attending to promote opportunities within pharmaceutical industries, electrical and mechanical engineering We 500 students attending the event and organisers are keen to have a variety of STEM Ambassador activities ‘have-a-go’ activities for pupils to engage with.

13. Caldicot. Exploration and Discovery Days 9-16 March 2018. Ysgol Y Ffin Caldicot Newport NP26 4NQ

Seeking 2 STEM Ambassadors:

  • Foundation Phase pupils: Welsh speaker any topic relating STEM to the Themed topic
  • KS2 English or Welsh session (Space Weds 14 March) any other theme rest of the week

My contact is school governor Liz Neal liz.a.neal@gmail.com – you may copy me into a message.

14. 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. Any dates next term will be great.

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

Teacher Joanne Cueto is seeking STEM Ambassador sessions on any of the following:

  • Marvellous Me, Under the Sea and Curious Castles Nursery – Yr2
  • Planets and the solar system, Textiles and ‘How my body works’. Year 3 Year 4
  • Bridges, Forces and the Winter Olympics, Healthy living and Food. Year 5 Year 6

16. 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

17. Crickhowell. Mad Science January 8 – February 9. Crickhowell Primary NP8 1DY.

Teacher Sue Jones requests a session for Yrs 5/6. The topic runs from 8 January – 9 February: any dates can be arranged. Approximately 30 pupils per class. Session is meant to stimulate the pupils in showing STEM as an engaging inclusive activity.

18. Crickhowell. Lab in a Lorry. Crickhowell High School, New Road, NP8 1AW. 30 January – 1 February

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 To find out more: www.labinalorry.org.uk

19. Crickhowell. Science Fair. Sessions and / or Judging March 12 and 13 (day of choice). Crickhowell High School NP8 1AW

Two requests for this event:

  • Circus of workshops for Yr 7 and 8. A one hour session on any STEM topic. The session would be repeated during the day.
  • Science Fair Judges: pupils will be displaying their work in the evening. STEM Ambassadors are sought to Judge the projects.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. Barry. Primary STEM Club Cadoxton Primary Barry CF63 2JS. Tuesdays, 3.30-4.15pm

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 STEM Ambassadors welcome to enthuse and inspire her pupils.

23. Penarth. Bring Science and Maths to Life. Headlands Special School St Augustine’s Rd CF64 1YY. Flexible dates as suit STEM 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

24. Cardiff. Careers Fairs. STEM Ambassadors representing their employers / career are invited to join these events:

  • 19 January 10am – 2pm St Teilo’s School Cardiff CF23 9PD Yr 9,10 and 6th Form pupils
  • 1 February 4.30-6.30pm Corpus Christi School Cardiff CF23 6XL Yr 9.10 11

25. Apprentices at Work event. Cardiff City Football Stadium. 2 March 10am – 2.30pm

A high profile event with 60+ employers, providers and colleges attending all of which offer Apprenticeships. Every High School in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan attended last year with Year 11 and 6th form leavers being targeted. STEM Ambassadors / employers who can offer insight into Apprenticeship careers are needed.

26. STEM sessions / site visits. Cardiff. St Peters Primary Roath CF24 3SP.

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.

27. STEM Ambassador session. Cardiff. Lansdowne Year 5 Primary Science Canton CF5 1JY

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

28. Product Design, Invention. Human Anatomy. Cardiff. Rhydypenau Primary Llanishen CF14 0NX

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.

29. 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.

30. Tonypandy College. Video Link Session with Yr 9 pupils. Flexible dates to suit STEM Ambassador

Adam Rayson is seeking STEM Ambassadors to take part in a video link Q & A session with pupils. Webcam / podcast / skype optional. Adam would like a session covering your research / work / careers.

31. STEM sessions. Merthyr College, Merthyr CF48 1AR. Wednesdays 1.15-3pm, any dates

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.

32. Merthyr Tydfil. Careers Events

STEM Ambassadors sought to attend these events. If you can help for any time during the day I’ll forward offers to Joanne O’Keefe.

  • Cyfarthfa High School Tuesday 16th January – 3.00-6.00pm (running alongside Year 9 parents evening but other pupils invited to attend also. Refreshments provided)
  • Bishop Hedley High School – Thursday 18th January 11.30am – 6.00pm (open to Year 9, 10 and 11 pupils in the day and then to parents from 3.30
  • Afon Taf School CF48 3ED 27 March 1pm – 5pm. Parents will also attend.

33. STEM sessions for various ages. Gellifaelog School Merthyr Tydfil CF47 9TJ. Flexible dates

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.

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

The school is 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.

35. STEM Club visit. Bryntirion Comprehensive School Bridgend CF31 1QR. Any Monday 3-4pm.

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.

36. Renishaw Greenpower Goblin Race 2018. Renishaw Miskin (weekend date tbc)

This very successful event welcomes STEM Ambassador support each year. If you would like to be involved in next year’s event as a judge or team mentor please contact info@greenpower.co.uk.

37. Barry. Science Week visits. 12-16 March (day of choice) Cadoxton Primary Victoria Park CF63 2JS

Teacher Hannah Cogbill is very keen to host STEM Ambassador visits during science week. Any topic or workshop would be welcome. You can select the age appropriate year group for your visit. Interactive or a practical demonstration would be very welcome.

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1. Swansea. Mock Interview Sessions STEM Ambassadors are keenly sought for Mock Interviews. Any hours from 9am – 3pm

  • Dylan Thomas School 6 February
  • Bishopston School 27,28, February, 1March

2. STEM – French – Spanish. Dylan Thomas Community School John St Cockett, Sketty Swansea SA3 0FR

Teacher Lucy Griffin is seeking a STEM Ambassador with French or Spanish language skill. Yr 7 pupils study Spanish with French introduced in Yr 8. The session would be focussed on Careers but with Maths/ Science/ Engineering /Tech with modern foreign languages.

Chances to use language skills not only abroad but also in Wales.. Many of her students are from a quite insular background, low socio-economic status, many with lower literacy skills than the national average.

Ideally 4 sessions with a lunch break between sessions. This would be a great opportunity for these pupils as they are from an area of Swansea with less contact to STEM professionals.

3. STEM inspiration for Girls. Bryngwyn School Llanelli SA14 8RP. Any Monday morning to March 2018

Teacher Francesca Fair is seeking STEM Ambassadors to inspire and motivate her Yr 9 girls with a stimulating career story. Girls are mixed ability group good students, but need to raise ambitions with careers paths.

4. Swansea Careers Fair. 16 February Pentrehafod School

STEM Ambassadors will set up a stand, students will walk around and seek advice about career options etc

5. 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)

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.

6. Swansea. Engineering for Year 6. Dunvant Primary SA2 7SN

Deputy Teacher and curriculum lead Tina Davies is seeking an experience of engineering for Year 6. They have seen Lab in a Lorry for Secondary Pupils and would like a mini version of hands on activity. Gears and Fluids are of interest.

7. Swansea. Science Club visits: STEM / Coding. Pontarrdulais School SA1 8PD. Any Thursday 12.15-1.00pm

Teacher Michelle Wood is seeking STEM Ambassadors for problem solving science or activities. Pupils are also learning Scratch as part of coding. 20 pupils KS2/ KS3 attend

8. Ceredigion. Level 3 Medical Science. Physiology measurements session. Ysgol Bro Teifi Llandysul SA44 4JL. Any dates Spring term.

Teacher Rachel Rees is seeking a session of sessions to cover any of the following:

  • Otoscopic examination
  • Pure tone audiometry
  • Tympanometry tuning fork tests
  • Ophthalmic imaging
  • Intraocular pressure measurements.

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1. Fishguard. Lab in a Lorry Ysgol Bro Gwaun, Heol Dyfed, Fishguard, SA65 9DT. 1 and 2 March

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 To find out more: www.labinalorry.org.uk

2. Pembrokeshire. Science sessions. Holy Name Primary Fishguard SA65 9DF. Any dates possible

Teacher Abbie Davies is keen to source expertise for help with any of these topics:

  • Class One (3 and 4yrs old): Term 2 – Ourselves; Term 3 – Transport
  • Class Three (5 and 6 years old): Term 2 – how humans affect the local environment eg litter, water pollution, noise pollution; Term 3 – How things work – sound and light
  • Class Four – (7 and 8 years old): Term 2 – The Sustainable Earth; Term 3 – The Human Body
  • Class Five – (9 and 10 years old): Term 2 – Forces/Electricity; Term 3 – Interdependence of Organisms

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1. Bangor. STEM Club. St Gerards School. Tuesdays 3-4pm.

Tamzin Pritchard runs her STEM Club on a Tuesday from 3-4pm. She 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 To find out more: www.labinalorry.org.uk

  • 12 January St Brigid’s School, Mold Road, Denbigh, LL16 4BH.
  • 23, 24 January Ysgol Glan Y Mor & Ysgol Botwnnog, Pwllheli, LL53 5NU
  • 13-19 March Hub event at Bangor University
  • 20, 21, 22, 23 March Ysgol y Berwen & Ysgol Moelwyn, hub event at Bala.

3. Bangor. Code Club support. Ysgol Y Faenol Bangor LL57 2NN. Thursdays from Mid-January 3.30-4.30pm.

Joanna Thomas and Martin Pike would be grateful for any help to run an after school coding club for years 3 and 4. The pupils will be using www.j2e.com (very much like Scratch) for basic coding and Crumble components to build and program robots.

4. North East Schools various

Apprenticeship/Technician careers routes talks. Lesley Lloyd is seeking to recruit a bank of STEM Ambassadors who are able to deliver talks on apprenticeships an alternative to university.

5. 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.

6. Wrexham. Choose your Future Festival. 31 January 2018. Sports Centre Glyndwr University

Careers Wales are inviting pupils from Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 from all Flintshire and Wrexham secondary schools. STEM Ambassadors are invited with displays, stands and table top discussion opportunities with the pupils. The aim of the event is to increase and enhance pupil awareness of the different opportunities and vocational career routes available to them.

7. Wrexham Yr 11 Mock Interviews 18 January am. St Joseph’s School LL13 7EN

STEM Ambassadors needed to act as Interviewers giving feedback on performance and CVs.

8. Wrexham Yr 11 Mock Interviews 26 January am. Rhosnesni High School LL13 9ET

STEM Ambassadors needed to act as Interviewers giving feedback on performance and CVs.

9. Bangor School of Ocean Science fair Weds 14 March.

STEM Ambassador Katrien Van Landeghem is organising the Ocean Sciences careers fair Menai Bridge on the theme of “Sustainable Resources”.

If you are interested in joining the careers fair please let me know. Katrien will send additional information nearer the time and I will ask you how many will attend from your institution and what your specific requirements are for your exhibition. Unfortunately they cannot reimburse your expenses but can offer you lunch + tea and coffee breaks. k.v.landeghem@bangor.ac.uk

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1. Powys 2018 Careers Festival. 7 March 2018 Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

STEM Ambassadors /Employers are welcome to attend with a stand or practical activity at this well supported event. To register for space please contact Jo Shiel: joanna.sheil@careerswales.com There will be an opportunity to sponsor the event this year, if you are interested please contact jayne.bevan@powys.gov.uk

2. Lab in a Lorry tours through Wales

One of the most popular and well supported activities. STEM Ambassadors can sign up to access the schedule and opportunities to join in at a school near you. 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. You will be working with a team from Lab in a Lorry alongside other STEM Ambassadors. www.labinalorry.org.uk

Please contact me to be placed on the volunteer list.

3. Abergavenny. Careers Fair King Henry VIII. 15 February 6-8pm

STEM Ambassadors will meet Yrs 9-13 pupils. Arrangements will be as informal as possible to enable young people and members of the community to feel comfortable about asking questions and seeking advice. In Upper School Hall each business will have two chairs and a table labelled with the business name and category and there will be a similar arrangement for universities and colleges.

4. Science Week. Mid Wales Girl Guiding Cymru Broneirion Llandinam SY17 5DE. Mon 12 – Thursday 15 March

Jo Woodall is planning a week based on STEM for next year’s Guides Week. The sessions will run from 10am – 2.30 pm 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. Female STEM Ambassadors who would like to help for the 4 days will be offered accommodation and expenses. If you would like to support I will place you in contact with Jo.

5. 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

6. 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.

7. Crickhowell High School STEM Circus. Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 March

Kelly Holmes Science teacher from Crickhowell High has applied for a Kick Start Grant. They would like to hold a circus of events for Year 7 and Year 8. They seek 5 separate workshops/activities/talks during the 2 days. Each activity would be allocated an hour. Pupils will be from the 5 cluster schools. 30 pupils per session.

The event will include a Science fair in the evening where pupils can display their work to parents and win prizes.

They are applying for funding for resources, so some expenses will be available. My contact is kellyh@crickhowell-hs.powys.sch.uk

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