"Thank you so much to you. It was brilliant from start to finish. It engaged all the children and they all told me it was brilliant and they really enjoyed themselves! Thanks again and I said to Heidi I'm in year 5 next year too with same topic so hopefully we can sort it again." Rhian Morgan Pontyclun Primary school
"The teachers benefited from meeting as a cluster and commented on the invaluable discussion they had led to a greater understanding of both phases in the progression in science skills."
"The project has definitely increased understanding in both phases. The opportunity for primary schools to present and showcase their work in interactive displays was fantastic. It gave secondary teachers a greater understanding of the depth of scientific knowledge the primary pupils have acquired and the experiences undertaken." Mr J Coles Cardiff High School
"Providing the teachers with the opportunity to work with STEM Ambassadors has enabled them to see how they can use the STEM Ambassadors Programme as a resource and break down barriers."
"Meeting STEM Ambassadors and listening to their experiences in their work and life was great. The information provided was very useful. I now have loads of ideas and am looking forward to undertaking the investigation with my class." Chris Edwards Roath Park Primary School
Feedback from teachers participating in the PSTT – Science Enquiry Wales project
- "I think the results speak for themselves in terms of the project being a success. 94% of the children asked said they would like to take part in a similar project again. Probably the most significant finding was that 95% of children believed the project helped them improve their skills and understanding. From the teacher's perspective, we find these results underpin how important the project was in developing the children's knowledge and enjoyment of the subject." Chris Davies Roath Park Primary School
- "The children really enjoyed the project and because they knew it was to inform others, they ensured they researched the topic thoroughly. The project allowed the children to be both independent and to work collaboratively. In order to produce an i-movie, the groups realised that their research needed to be accurate and detailed. The children's skills progressed in science because of the depth of learning they were required to do in order to present the i-movie, but their skills in I.T. were also called upon when editing needed to be done, and music added where necessary. All in all, the project left the children with a sense that science is fun." Louise Fry and Louise Tanner. Lakeside Primary School
- "The project has definitely increased understanding in both phases. The opportunity for primary schools to present and showcase their work in interactive displays was fantastic. It gave secondary teachers a greater understanding of the depth of scientific knowledge the primary pupils have acquired and the experiences undertaken." Cardiff High School
- "The project has definitely strengthened transition links, made us consider teaching skills in different ways and equipped pupils with a stronger drive to pursue a career in science in the future. Many thanks all!! Please feel free to pilot any future schemes on the wonderful Bro Gwaun family of schools in the future." Emma Bowen, Ysgol Bro Gwaun
- PSTT Celebration Day "The resources provided have been invaluable – the planning sheets and example experiments were very useful. I will definitely be using them in future." Abigail Davies, Holy Name RC Primary School
- "The children's literacy skills were developed through different means of recording and presenting their work – writing comics, recording iMovies, creating iBooks, developing oral reasoning skills through questions posed in concept cartoons and developing thinking/mind mapping to convey learning." Jeff Lansing, Murch Junior School
- "I think that working with a STEM Ambassador has had a huge impact on pupils' attitude to Science …lots of them have said that they would love to be a R&D engineer (like Stuart) as it sounds interesting and exciting. Stuart's visit was inspiring – the pupils referred to things he had said during Science lessons." Abigail Davies, Holy Name RC Primary School
- "The fair test board is now part of all our investigations and I feel confident that the children have a much greater understanding. I have cascaded the fair test board to all KS2 teachers. The board was introduced to them during a staff meeting where I also showed examples of my children's work." S Lewis, Goodwick Primary School
Feedback from pupils participating in the PSTT – Science Enquiry Wales project
- "I enjoyed sharing the information that I have learned to other pupils and people. We also worked together more than usual. I liked performing because it was nice to show what we did to other schools. Ours was unique and it was nice to show that." Pupils from Roath Park Primary School
- PSTT project "Stuart (STEM Ambassador) was really interesting – I didn't realise that there were so many different jobs a scientist could do." Pupil at Holy Name RC Primary School
- "After Stuart's visit I've been looking at different things and wondering about the scientists who designed them." Pupil at Holy Name RC Primary School.
- "I never used to like science before, but now I think it's great. I understand it better now. It just makes sense." Charlotte, Yr 6
- "I have really enjoyed doing different experiments and learning some new things in science. I enjoy how it makes me think about things and predicting what I think is going to happen." Sam, Yr 6