Cymraeg

Events

Last updated 8 June 2017

June 2017

Visit to the Royal Mint

13 June, 4.30pm.

Royal Mint logoA tour of The Royal Mint to discover the people and events behind the coins in your pocket, and hear some surprising stories from our history. Go behind the scenes at the world's leading export mint to follow the journey of a coin, from a blank to a bank Experience the sights, sounds and smells of thousands of glistening coins, hot off the press to the precision striking of more than 700 coins per minute. Learn about Sir Isaac Newton's innovations while Master of The Royal Mint and technological advances invested in the new 12-sided £1 coin.

Book here.

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionTeachMeet Cymru – Supporting digital competency in the classroom

Teachmeet logoThursday 15 June, 4.30pm. Willows High School, Cardiff

The focus of our TeachMeet is Supporting digital competency in the classroom, but we are interested to hear about any good practice in education. So if you have some great ideas and you want to show how you are implementing them in your classroom/school we would really really love to hear from you! We are organising this event with the help of the ASE Cymru, The National Education Show and Willows High School, who have kindly agreed to host the event.

Our Keynote Speaker for the event is Alessio Bernardelli, multiple award winning teacher, who will kick the event off with some insight into ‘Digital learning – more than just fun!’

Living and Learning with Water

22 June, 4.30-6.00pm. Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre, Cerrigydrudion. LL21 9TT

Welsg WAter logoJoin Arfona Evans at Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre to see look at Biodiversity activites at Primary and KS3 level. There will be an opprtunity to find out how to:

  • Use the outdoor environment to encourage healthy, confident individuals
  • Stimulate activities for ambitious capable learner
  • Encourage decision making, problem solving and group-work
  • Links to the Literacy and Numeracy Framework
  • Increase environmental awareness for global citizenship
  • Gain an understanding of Welsh Water and how it fits into life and work.

This FREE workshop aims to show what outdoor, fun and exciting learning activities that Welsh Water can offer your classes.

Book here.

Cardiff University School of Medicine Open Days

Friday 23 June & Saturday 24 June

Cardiff University logoTickets are free but must be pre-booked here.

Although primarily aimed at prospective students, there a parallel programme for parents, guardians, teachers and careers advisors. Each prospective student is invited to bring one parent, guardian or teacher with them and a separate full-day programme will cover most of these subjects, but from an angle that looks at the support they, and we, can provide. (Lunch also provided.)

Places are limited and are expected to go quickly. To ensure everyone has a fair chance to attend, students should book for just ONE of these two identical days and not bring more than one accompanying person. Students are very welcome to come on their own and teachers or parents are also welcome to attend without a student.

July 2017

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionASE event – animal behaviour

3 July, 4.30-6pm. Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, LL28 5UY

chimpanzeeAnimal behaviour is an innately fascinating and engaging subject that is taught in both science and psychology and throughout the key stages. In this workshop, Charlotte Evans, the Education Officer from the Association For The Study Of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), will provide a number of practical ideas to teach all sorts of biology topics at all key stages. The ASAB supports teachers in schools and colleges by providing free, fabulous and well thought out resources.

Welsh Mountain Zoo logoSusan Jones, Education Officer at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, will also provide a short tour and information about the Welsh Mountain Zoo including the wide range of projects that can be undertaken at the Zoo, from species’ general behavioral observations relating to crowds, weather or their use of the enclosure space, to introducing new enrichment items and determining if species have “favourite” foods, colours, textures etc.

The Welsh Mountain Zoo is part of the National Zoological Society of Wales, and is a marvellous living resource. Nothing can replace the excitement and wonder of looking closely at a live animal. Learning about animals through close contact cannot be replaced by video or television and is hard to reproduce in the classroom.

Book places here.

The Science of Dragons Roadshow

North Wales 3-8 July (South Wales 4-13 October 2017)

Science2Life logoScience2Life has been awarded, in partnership with See Science, funding from the Welsh Government to deliver the Science of Dragons Show in primary and secondary schools across Wales until March 2018.

Viking history, legend and dragon lore inspired Cressida’s How to Train Your Dragon series and just like Cressida’s stories, Scientific Sue aims to transport her audiences back in time to a fictional world where Vikings ruled and dragons roamed.

Available FREE to all secondary (Year 7) schools in Wales in 2016 – 2018 thanks to funding from Welsh Government National Science Academy. Contact See Science if you would like the show to visit your school during the Summer Term 2017. To book email enquiries@see-science.co.uk.

Introduction to studying Chemistry at A2

Tuesday 4 July 2017. Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd

This event is specifically designed for your returning Year 12 Chemistry students who are interested in studying Chemistry at higher education level. The event offers a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience of various examples of organic and physical chemistry, in addition to a session on careers and employment opportunities.

More information here…

IoP bannerThe 10th IOP Conference – a teacher conference for all who teach physics in North Wales

Tuesday 4 July. Bangor University

Lecture: Bionic Boy. Ben Ryan Founder and CEO Ambionic, Anglesey, North Wales

When Ben’s son had his arm amputated at 10 days old, he found the design and waiting time for a prosthetic arm unacceptable. Beginning work in his shed he developed a better model, using an Xbox scanner and 3D printer. His aim through his company Ambionics is to help children everywhere adopt and continue to use prosthetics through into adulthood.

Plus: choose three workshops from:

  • Make and Take: Joule Thief (Dr Iestyn Pierce Head of Electronic Engineering Dept Bangor University)
  • Make and take: Build a solar spectroscope (David Grace IOP)
  • Virtual Reality tour of Diamond light source (Gary Williams IOP)
  • WJEC update (Helen Francis WJEC)
  • Astronomy Workshop (Prof Andy Newsam NSO Liverpool John Moores University)
  • Meteorites- A Thinking Skills in Science Mini-Project (Anthony Clowser Ysgol John Bright/IOP)

For a place email Andrea Fesmer andrea.fesmer@talk21.com.

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionGreat British Science Club

Wednesday 5 July

Great British Science Club logo.pngThere will be lots of Great British Science Club events and activities happening nationwide on this day and in the week leading up to it, in order to celebrate the amazing work going on in STEM Clubs. We are offering £250 to Welsh schools who carry out a CREST Discovery Day as part of their celebrations on this day, which can be used to buy materials and resources or pay for teacher cover! Simply complete the application form here.

Recommended Discovery Days include the Welsh-specific bilingual ‘Sustainable Solutions’ resource which challenges students to work as a team to create a start-up business tackling the issues of climate change in their community.

Alternatively, keep an eye out for our new ‘Wild Creations’ resource, to be launched next month, which sees students dreaming up a creative way to celebrate their culture through getting hands-on with design and technology

Secondary school competitionChemistry at Work

Tuesday 11 July, 9.30am – 2.30pm. Department of Chemistry Singleton Campus, Swansea University

Funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry

See Science is offering up to 30 places for students in Year 9 from schools in the Swansea area to attend this event.

Chemistry at Work events offer students the opportunity to appreciate the place of chemistry in everyday life and the world of work, particularly in the local area. The workshops will aim to show a positive image of the chemical sciences as exciting, interesting and wealth-creating activities that are worth considering as a career.

Please contact llinos.misra@se-science.co.uk for more details.

Avon Technicians Conference 2017

Friday 14 July, 9am (8.45am registration) – 3pm. Broadlands Academy, St Francis Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2DY

The Annual Avon Science Technicians meeting provides an exciting programme of talks, workshops and exhibitions for school science technicians. This event is open to all science technicians.The event is jointly supported by the ASE West of England region and Broadlands academy. This event is the 23rd annual meeting of the Avon Science Technicians.

Contact joy_dalton@sky.com to book your free place. More information here.

North Wales Skills Conference

Fri 14 July, 9am – 5pm. Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno LL30 1BB

The central focus of the Skills Challenge Certificate is to provide a vehicle for 14-18 year olds to consolidate and develop essential and employability skills. The qualification helps learners to prepare for their future by developing skills, attributes and behaviors valued by post-16 educators and potential employers. The aim of today's conference is to showcase the skills our young people have developed and to bring young people, educators & employers together. Pupils will lead you through a day filled with 'Dragon's Den' style workshops, a Global & Sustainable Development Conference Debate and a display of Community & Individual projects.

Information and bookings here.

PAWB Laser Photonics Summer School

Monday 17 July – Friday 11 August. School of Electronic Engineering, Bangor University, Dean Street, Bangor LL57 1UT

The Annual PAWB Laser Photonics Design Summer School provides opportunities for sixth form students to acquire personal experience and skills in the design and construction of highly innovative novel applications of low power laser concepts.

PASS 2017 is a free-to-attend Photonics involvement, delivered by the Photonics Academy of Wales @ Bangor. All that is requested is that each participant uses their imagination and ingenuity in the development of some original Photonics enterprise in the creation of a new Photonics invention in 2017.

Interested students should contact Ray Davis r.davies@bangor.ac.uk for an application form.

They are also recommended to apply, through their school or college, for both a Nuffield Student Bursary (to assist with any travel expenses) and a post-project CREST Gold Award. Students need to make their own individual applications for both of these awards.

October 2017

The Science of Dragons Roadshow

South Wales: 4-13 October (North Wales, 3-8 July 2017)

Science2Life logoScience2Life has been awarded, in partnership with See Science, funding from the Welsh Government to deliver the Science of Dragons Show in primary and secondary schools across Wales until March 2018.

Viking history, legend and dragon lore inspired Cressida’s How to Train Your Dragon series and just like Cressida’s stories, Scientific Sue aims to transport her audiences back in time to a fictional world where Vikings ruled and dragons roamed.

Available FREE to all secondary (Year 7) schools in Wales in 2016 – 2018 thanks to funding from Welsh Government National Science Academy. Contact See Science if you would like the show to visit your school during the Summer Term 2017. To book email enquiries@see-science.co.uk.

The National Education Show

Friday 13 October, 9am – 5:30pm. Cardiff City Hall

National EDucation Show logoThe National Education Show showcases the knowledge, resources and expert guidance to inspire, empower and develop great learners.

NES posterAround 3,000 visitors are expected to visit the National Education Show, which includes more than 100 exhibitions from leading education technology developers and a range of seminars from guest speakers. There are plenty of opportunities to pitch your technology, look for new educational resources or simply network with like-minded professionals.

Book in to one of the seminars to receive a CPD certificate to add to your professional portfolio – some widely experienced and inspirational guest speakers within the education sector are being lined up to attend, including Alex Kelly, Matthew McAvoy, Gareth Coombes and Jane Evans.

Don't miss out on this fantastic day – more information here.

November 2017

Secondary school competitionI’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer

I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer are online projects which connect school students with real scientists and engineers. Over two weeks students ask questions to, and take part in live text-based chats with scientists and engineers. Students then vote for their favourite to win £/€500 to spend on further STEM engagement.

The online nature of the event helps to give all students a voice, and encourages students to ask the questions they might not be confident asking in front of the whole class. Students see that scientists and engineers are normal people, while being introduced the wide range of possibilities in STEM careers; it’s not all hard hats and white coats.

  • I’m a Scientist (UK)
    6-17 November
    Teacher info and registration here
    Teacher registration deadline: 25 September
  • I’m an Engineer (UK)
    6-17 November
    Teacher info and registration here
    Teacher registration deadline: 25 September
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