Greetings STEM Ambassadors Wales

Summer holidays are approaching fast, it’s been a busy term with a wide variety of activities completed and many support hours recorded.

The annual STEM Inspiration Awards commend STEM Ambassadors and employers nominated for their inspiring contribution, remember to get a nomination in before 10 September, you can of course self – nominate – please don’t be shy of celebrating your successes! 
I commend all STEM Ambassadors for your continued dedication and initiatives. A role that illuminates the path for engagement in the world of STEM for so many young people and public audiences.

SIAN

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LATEST STEM NEWS

 

STEM Inspiration Awards 2019
 

The 2019 STEM Inspiration awardswere launched the 1 July 2019. Nominations close on 10 September 2019 and you can find out more information, from Monday 1 July, on the STEM Learning website.

The awards celebrate individuals, organisations and clubs working to inspire young people in STEM subjects. In particular, they recognise the people and projects which have a real impact, firing up interest in STEM subjects and STEM careers.

Win a trip to CERN
The awards are sponsored by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) who are offering the award winners a trip to CERN in Switzerland!* 

STEM Ambassadors Super Science Day Northop Hall Primary School Flint
 

Teacher Lynne Harrison- Brown was delighted to host 5 STEM Ambassadors on Wednesday 5thJune.

The School had placed a request for a science – filled experience day.  Superb support was on hand from:

  • Sarah Dale (Traction Engineering)
  • Greg Meredith (Robotics Electronics)
  • David Morris (Environment and Fisheries)
  • Andrew Fogg (Chemical Engineering)
  • And guest Ambassador from Cheshire Alfie Neild (Forces and Friction)


Wonderful feedback was posted by Lynne:

“Our whole school science day was a great success on Wednesday. Pupils took part in a wide range of activities which included investigations, a chemistry workshop, coding lego robots and exploring electronic toys. Five STEM (science technology and engineering) ambassadors came into school to work with the children. One science ambassador reported " “What amazed me was the level of knowledge that the children had and also the willingness to discuss their observations and explore the electronic toys.” All of the STEM ambassadors said how much they enjoyed working with the pupils of Northop Hall and have said they would like to come back in the future. A big thank you to the teachers, pupils and STEM ambassadors for helping to make a fantastic day for the children.”

Alfir Neild gave his warm thanks and looks forward to crossing the border in the future. His feedback summary is below

Sian,

Just to let you know that I had a brilliant time, giving two "Friction Workshops"; to the Northop Hall primary school. I gave one to Y4, and another to y6; and I hope the students left with another piece of knowledge about the world we live in.
A great time, and most enjoyable; so thanks for contacting me.





A great time, and most enjoyable; so thanks for contacting me.

Maes Yr Haul net a haul of Ambassadors!
 

Maes Yr Haul also ran a Science Week this term.
They welcomed a diverse and fully interactive range of STEM Ambassador workshops.


These varied from Alun Armstrong’s popular ‘Practical activities on the earth’s atmosphere’ to Maria Stack with Molecular Biology and Jon Laver with Electromagnetics.

Alun's  session takes the pupils on a journey through the Earth’s atmosphere
A short introductory session (15 mins) to each class followed by “hands on” in the hall pupils rotating around 5 “work stations”.
 

  • Chemical properties of Air
  •  Viscosity of air
  • The sound we hear is the movement of air
  • The amazing effect of air pressure
  • Aerodynamics 


Exciting Science morning with Mr Armstrong! We looked at different investigations about air, brilliant!’

Jon Laver who is a former Electrical Engineer with the National Grid, introduced pupils to electromagnetism.

Pupils were enthralled with demos that included resistance through metal tubes, fruit batteries and voltmeters.

#myh5hsa ‘science is cool!’

#myh5DS #STEM #BritishScienceWeek ‘Thank you to our stem ambassador that come to work with us today’


This was Maria’s first activity as a STEM Ambassador, not always easy when you have to prepare and deliver to a much younger group!

‘I did a strawberry DNA extraction with them which they loved, took 4 microscopes in together with some slides of fleas, insect parts, plant parts etc. I did it with 3 classes of year 3/4  children with Susan Hill; 90 children with 15 DNA extractions with groups of 6 for 15 minutes each time. 
They loved both of the activities. They have a little video clip and some pics on their twitter site – Maes-yr-Haul primary. It was the first time I did this sort of thing as a Stem ambassador – it was quite enjoyable even though very tiring!
Thanks
Maria’

 

Llanfoist Primary take First steps into French with STEM Ambassador Chris Squire 
 

Chris has long been used to sessions combining STEM and French with Secondary Schools. Primary School visit required careful planning and a soupcon of  ingenuity!

Chris developed a session for Primary pupils where a STEM type challenge was set based in different countries where French is the official language.
The session then progressed to how French is used in everyday life – at the end pupils were even able to place an order in a restaurant using French!

The teacher clearly pleased with the result:

‘Just a few lines to let you know how much Heidi and myself enjoyed our productive morning session with you and your pupils at Llanfoist School, the session  yielded very promising and positive results and keen participation amongst the pupils, who applied themselves most enthusiastically throughout. I was particularly impressed by the early enthusiasm and confidence,
Chris

‘It was a fantastic learning opportunity.

Every child was engaged. Chris was able to support the More Able Children, and take them onto a level way beyond my knowledge and understanding and challenged them.....the progress they made in an hour was outstanding.


By working together so closely amazing opportunities are created that either of us would be able to do alone.

This opportunity to work closely with experts is one I would love to explore further, with any subject or experience.


Gail Roberts
Llanfoist Fawr’

Phil Kyte flies high with Royal Navy Environment session at Tai Education Centre 
 

 

STEM Ambassador Phil works at the Ministry of Defence leading a team of multiskilled personnel who look after Mine Counter Measure Vessels (we scan the sea for unwanted objects). 

Phil took up the request from Anita Bees-Jones to talk to the Tai children on the wonderful work the Royal Navy (RN) do in protecting the environment (e.g. disaster relief, potential oil spillage) plus other activities which are more focused on the role of the RN. 

The Tai Centre PRU provides up to 25 places for pupils who have been permanently excluded from school as well as support for pupils who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream school.

Feedback and photos kindly provided by Anita Bees-Jones

‘The session was amazing. All the children were engaged in the activities. Comments such as 'I would like to work in the Navy when I am older'. 'I hope I can do well in school to have a job like that when I am older' were made at the end of the session.
Our topic this term is Money, Money, Money! We would love to have more speakers in the future.’ Anita Bees-Jones


The aim is to re-integrate and maintain pupils successfully in mainstream schools so that they can become active participants in their education and full citizens in the community.

STEP into STEM Day at Dwyr Y Felin Comprehensive Neath
 

Teacher Adam Rayson organised a full day of STEM activities for Yr 9 pupils. The day was planned around 4 workshops from different areas of STEM.

Each workshop was 45 minutes repeated 4 times during the day. Part of his aims was to include gender balance with the showcase of diversity in STEM employment.

Attending were STEM Ambassadors Chris Evans and Stacey Green, (AECOM) Sara Davies (Nursing careers) Paul Bulmer (Computer Science and Robotics) and Lisa McAteer (Risk manager Balfour Beatty) 

AECOM Chris Evans (Senior Electrical Design Engineer) and Stacey Green (Graduate Engineer) produced a superb activity. Chris was a former pupil at Dwyr Y Felin adding an extra interest for pupils.

Chris and Stacey had a full day with great comments on their first activity at a school!

‘Thank you for yesterday’s opportunity in presenting to the year 9s at Dwr-y-felin Comprehensive. I hope they enjoyed the 5 presentations and the day overall.

Myself and Stacey really enjoyed the experience of the day. It gave us an organised platform to share our knowledge, our route into engineering and our company values Look forward to working with yourself and the school in the future..’ Chris


This was brilliant. I love how you are incorporating the school design and making it very relevant.

Thank you for your time and help in helping make tomorrow happen.’ Adam Rayson


‘I attended Dwryfelin yesterday and staying all day giving five talks to Year 9 pupils. It was quite enjoyable and hopefully the students gleaned new information from the sessions. I hope to return to the school in the future.’ Sara Davies

 

STEM Ambassador opportunities

 

All Wales

 

First Tech Challenge More than Robots


https://www.firstuk.orghttps://www.firstuk.org

Wales’ school first opportunity to take part in this amazing opportunity

Please promote this to your local schools if you have contacts. You may be a parent or governor or with interest in mentoring a team. 

 
It's more than robots. Working in teams, students embark on a 6-month challenge to build a metropolis that's out of this world. Adopting real-world roles and an industry mentor, teams design, build and programme a robot to compete in tournaments.
 

 

IOP support at the Eisteddfod – any day 3 – 10 August

Travel / accommodation can be provided.


If you would like to volunteer please could you contact Sarah Karran: sarah.karran@iop.org


The National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst is a lovely event to be a part of. The Institute of Physics have a stand with prepared activities. They would be delighted with your help!

We would love for you to help out if possible and/ or to share this volunteering opportunity among your networks.

 The IOP can cover transport and subsistence costs for STEM Ambassadors as well as accommodation.

If you do speak Welsh I’d also love to know (no problem at all if not).
 

 

Nuffield Research Placements needed for  Year 12 students

 
  • Give a student an unforgettable and worthwhile experience that might shape their STEM future. 
  • Placements are for 4 weeks in the summer holidays – these highly competent students can be an asset to help with your projects.
  • Techniquest manages the NRP programme in Wales and so placements needed in all areas of Wales to meet the demand from these clever, enthusiastic and keen Year 12 students.


Contact andrea@techniquest.org for more information

 

CF Postcodes
 

 

Support sessions for Glyncoed Primary School- Autumn and Spring terms

Glyncoed Primary School
Glyncoed Road
Pentwyn
Cardiff
CF23 7DW
 
  • Teacher Mike Gumm is seeking STEM Ambassador sessions which improve the pupils problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Any STEM topic with a challenge or workshop would be ideal
  • Date to be agreed with STEM Ambassadors
 

Lego League Club support – Autumn Term

Derwendeg Primary 
Hengoed
CF82 7HP
 

  • Teacher Nicola Packam is seeking a STEM Ambassador who can visit her Lego League Club a few times in the Autumn term
 
  • Every year, FIRST LEGO Leaguereleases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic.
 
  • Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values. 
  • Teams of up to ten children, with at least two adult coaches, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FIRST Core Values. 
  • Teams may then attend an official tournament, hosted by our FIRST LEGO League Partners.


Space or Space Exploration Yr 5 session – any date of choice

Glyn-Gaer Primary School
Hengoed
Caerphilly
CF82 8FF
 

  • Teacher Alison  Roberts - Moon welcomes a workshop from any STEM Ambassador who can link to Space, Rockets, Space Exploration
  • Pupils are yr 5 (9 – 10 yrs old)
  • Dates can be negotiated

Science week at Nant-y-Parc 10 - 14 February 2020

Nant-y-Parc Primary
Universal Site
Senghenydd
Caerphilly
CF83 4GY
 

  • Teacher Luke Smalley is running a Science Week and wants his request to be top of the list for next year!

  • He is seeking a range of STEM sessions for any of the Year groups ages 5 – 11yrs

  • If you can assist please let me know

Stanwell School Careers Day Thursday October 3rd 



Stanwell School
Archer Rd
Penarth 
CF64 2XL

9.30am – 11.30am external schools
12pm – 2.30pm Stanwell pupils
 

  • Rob Deighton-Jones is hosting a large Careers Day inviting local schools to take part
  • He is seeking STEM Ambassadors and Employers to support the event through
    • 4 speakers delivering a 25 min talk n Apprenticeship routes into Employment 
    • A Careers Fair presence with interactive engaging stands r activities
  • If you wish to offer a speakers role please identify your interest

Refreshments and lunch provided in a well furnished restaurant!

SEREN network 6th Form speakers: VARIOUS DATES

Coleg y Cymoedd

Heol y Coleg 

Nantgarw

Cardiff

CF15 7QH

  • Guest speakers Seren sessions Tea from 4.15p.m. Classes run from about 4.45 to 6.30-6.45 (Entirely up to you if there’s a break!) 
  • Nature of sessions: Ideally as interactive as possible, with as many opportunities for our (rather quiescent) students to contribute, express opinions, justify their point of view etc. A brief summary of your own academic odyssey will be invaluable, either at the start or the conclusion of your session.
  • Classrooms, labs or IT suites All classrooms have good IT – laptops, projectors, whiteboards etc Anything sent in advance can be photocopied, or it can be done on the night 

STEM sessions on any Topic: Welsh or English medium 

Ysgol Berllan Deg
Circle Way East
Llanedeyrn
Cardiff 
CF23 9LD
 

  • Teacher Medi Davies is seeking STEM session on any topic
  • The school would welcome offers in the Welsh medium but is happy with English medium sessions also
  • Medi will work with dates to suit the STEM Ambassador

STEM Sessions

Marlborough Primary
Marlborough Rd, 
Cardiff 
CF23 5BU

  • Teacher Caroline Norton welcomes support sessions from STEM Ambassadors any day of choice
  • There is no specific theme – all ideas for workshops / demos / talks are welcome!

STEM session talks flexible dates: Health Sciences or Engineering

Ysgol Bro Morgannwg
Barry
CF62 8YU 
 

  • The school would like some assistance with getting STEM Ambassadors into school to talk to the young people. 
  • Currently they have a Chemical Physicist giving talks on science based subjects and gender stereotyping
  • If any Ambassadors would be interested in supporting their programme and happy to speak to a group of pupils on their area of expertise they will work around your best dates

STEM sessions Welsh medium school Caerphilly (day of choice)

Ysgol Ifor Bach
Caerphilly 
CF83 4AB
 

  • Ysgol Ifor Bach is a Welsh medium school hosting their first Science Week
  • They would be very grateful for STEM Ambassador visits any day, preferably Welsh medium sessions
  • Either KS1 (5 – 7yrs) or KS2 (7-11ys)

ICE Bridge Building 2ndFebruary 2020 9am – 3pm (or hours you can spare)

MoD St Athan (East Camp)
St Athan
CF62 4JD

·         The ICE Bridge is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to construct a suspension bridge which they can then walk across.
·        Squadron Leader Robert Jones and team are seeking STEM Ambassador Engineers from any discipline to work under with a Lead Engineer guiding their cadets through the activity
·         You will be given training and support on the day

·         If anyone has previous experience of the ICE Bridge please let me know
 

Rhiwbina Colony Beaver Science Badge sessions
Wednesday of choice 6.30 – 7.30pm 


Heol Wern Road
Rhiwbina
CF14 6EA
 

  • Scout leader Stephen James is seeking Ambassadors to offer sessions for the Beaver and Scouts Science Badges
  • The sessions can be on any topic and the badge will be tailored to the sessions
  • 24 Beavers attend ranging from  6 – 8 yrs 

Marshfied Girl Guide session – any Monday 7.30 – 8.30pm

Marshfield Village Hall 
3 Wellfield Road
Cardiff
CF3 2UD
 

  • Guide Leader Shona is seeking STEM Ambassador visits for the Autumn term
  • They are keen to have a sessions related to genetics 
  • An interactive or practical element is welcomed
  • 22 guides attend each week ages 11 – 14
 

NP Postcodes
 

 

STEM topics Autumn 2019 – Spring 2020: Bodies, Bugs, Space

Glasllwch Primary 
Melbourne Way, 
Newport 
NP20 3RH
 

  • Teacher Paige Jenkins is seeking STEM Ambassador sessions for her yr 6 (10yrs old) pupils.
Autumn term any dates: 
    • Bdies
    • Bugs 
Spring Term any dates:
    • Space
 

Extra- Curricular STEM at Blaenau Gwent College 

Autumn dates to suit STEM Ambassadors


Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Coleg Gwent Ebbw Vale
Lime Ave 
NP23 6GL
 

  • Lecturer Stacey Whitcombe is setting up a series of STEM extra curricular experience at the College for students
  • Stacey is seeking inspiring talks, activities, showcase careers etc – all ideas and offers welcome 
  • The aim is to assist students making career choices 
 

Abergavenny Food festival Royal Society of Biology Stand support


Saturday 21st/ Sunday 22nd
Abergavenny
NP7 5SD
 

  • The Royal Society of Biology will have a hands-on science stand at Abergavenny Food Festival 2019 on 21st – 22nd September 2019.
 
  • We are looking for some volunteers to join us to help the RSB team deliver our Pot your own plants, seed planting and plant growing activity. Visitors will learn about a plant’s life-cycle and how they can be used to address global challenges.
 
  • If you would like to volunteer with the Royal Society of Biology at Abergavenny Food Festival on 21st – 22nd September 2019 please email Dr Amanda Hardy outreach@rsb.org.ukYou will be sent further details just before the event.

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STEM Club activity advice and ideas – flexible date to suit Ambassadors

Ringland School 
Newport
NP19 9LU
 

  • Teacher Lisa Bowden is starting a STEM Club for primary pupils, they want to include creative activities also
  • This would be the first Club at the school, Lisa is seeking STEM Ambassadors with ideas for sessions and guidance about how to bring STEAM to life for curious pupils

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STEM related session topics: Flexible dates 


Coed Eva Junior & Infant School
Teynes,
Cwmbran,
NP44 4TG 


Teacher Chloe Burdett is seeking STEM Ambassadors to bring elements of STEM to the following topics. Dates can be agreed with STEM Ambassador.
 

  • Yr2 Roald Dahl - maybe a science link with ‘marvellous medicine’ or Roald Dahl topic
  • Yr3 - Curious Celts and Rotten Romans (eg Structures / Roman Engineering)
  • Yr5 - comparing people and places (eg Habitats, Exploration)
  • Yr6 - WW2 : betchley park and coding or topic of choice

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STEM Ambassador Sessions Yr 5: Any topic any dates

Llanfoist Fawr Primary
Llanfoist
Abergavenny
NP7 9LS

  • Teacher Gail Roberts would like to inspire her Yr5 pupils at her new school 
  • Following many successful visits at her last school Gail welcomes any topic on dates in Spring and Summer Term

Science is exiting! STEM demonstrations (any date of your choice)

Crickhowell Primary
Crickhowell 
NP8 1DH
 

  • Teacher Rob Francis is taking a science based theme for Yr 4 (7yrs old) 
  • He is seeking STEM Ambassadors who could bring some interesting demos on any theme (eg, rockets, bubbles, chemistry, light, lava)
  • The aim is to link an eye catching demo to learning about science

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Newport: STEM Visits Crindau Primary School

Crindau Primary 
Newport 
NP20 5ND
 

  • Teacher Medi James and colleagues were delighted with the Summer Term STEM Ambassador visits
  • The school would love to host STEM Ambassadors in the Autumn Term
  • All topics are welcome and the dates can be arranged to suit your schedule

Newport. Rhiwderin Brownies Science / Engineering session

Any Wednesday 5.30pm – 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. 

Crosskeys: Science topics - Flexible dates 

Waunfawr Primary 
NP11 7PG.

    • Teacher Joanne Cueto is seeking STEM Ambassador sessions on any of the following:  
    • Marvellous Me or  Under the Sea orCurious Castles  Nursery - Yr2
    • Textiles or‘How my body works’. Year 3 Year 4
    • Healthy living and Food. Year 5 Year 6

Pembrokeshire - Be part of the Community Zone 

You are invited to book a stand in the Community Zone at the Pembrokeshire County Show, 13-15 August 2019. 

We also offer a 10% discount to PAVS Members. Last year almost twenty voluntary and community groups had a presence in the Community Zone. 

You can book a stand for one, two or all three days to suit your budget. Last year over 4,000 people visited and chatted to stand holders so it is a real opportunity to promote what you do!  Each stand comprises of a trestle table, chairs, and at least 2 tickets per day plus there are free refreshments of hot drinks included!

If you are interested, or would like to find out more please contact Caroline White at PAVS on 01437 769422 or email caroline.white@pavs.org.uk
 


Bridgend County; Rhondda Cynon Taf; Merthyr Tydfil
 

STEM Careers event Hawthorn High and Pontypridd School date tbc September


School Lane
Pontypridd
CF37 5AL
 

  • The schools are holding a joint event and would love STEM employers / Ambassadors to support
 
  • A small stand or demonstration activity would be welcome
  • They are also keen to arrange site visits for pupils, if this is something you can offer I will place you in contact with Maddie Hogben

Rhondda Cynon Taf:  Ecology workshop support


Yr 9 & 10 
Ysgol Rhydywaun
CF44 9ES

      • Teacher Leana Stansfield is planning to run workshops on ecology
      • These may include pond dipping, lichen survey, soil or sampling using quadrats
      • Initially Leana and her colleagues would like a discussion with STEM Ambassadors on the content of the session
      • Further assistance is optional 

Merthyr Tydfil: STEM Week 

Pantysgallog Primary School
Dowlais,
CF48 2AD

  • Teacher Craig Lynch will be pleased to hear from STEM Ambassadors who can offer a session during Science Week. 
  • Craig would be pleased for all offers of support - any topic would be welcome Interactive or demonstrations of particular interest

Merthyr Tydfil: Trelewis Science sessions


Trelewis Primary
CF46 6AH

The school was not able to run a Science Week in March, and don’t want the pupils to miss the experience
 

  • Teacher Jonathan Keefe is seeking any STEM topic sessions. 
  • You can offer for any age groups 5yrs - 10 yrs old, and all topics will be accepted.
  • Pupils are studying Space, Electricity, Light, Sound, Environment, Habitat, 

            Human Body, Technology, Engineering topics, and many others

 Computer Science applications


Lewis School Pengam 
Bargoed 
CF81 8LJ.
 

  • Teacher David Eyles is very keen to host STEM Ambassadors to raise the profile 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.  

 

SA postcodes
 

Phoenix Education Summer Camps August 25th - 31st. (day of choice)


Pengraig Farm
Cwm- Pengraig 
Carmathenshire
SA44 5HX
 

  • The Phoenix Home Education Camp is seeking sessions from local STEM Ambassadors. Organiser Rachel Ostrowska is keen to make provision for STEM as sadly they lost their main STEM provider this year.
 
  • Pupils are 7yr – 14rs and a few 15yrs – 18yrs
 
  • The camp runs twice a year giving an opportunity for home educated children to learn and play and be exposed to and given access to opportunities children in school have. 

  • Anything you can do to help would be very much appreciated. 

Sound or Potions at St. David's Primary School 

West Cross
Swansea
SA3 5TS 

Jonathan Lewis is seeking sessions for KS2 (7-11yrs pupils)

  • Year 5 are currently studying sound.
  • Year 3 & 4 are both studying potions (chemistry)

New for 2020 – STEM Festival at the Country Park Spring 2020 date tbc


Margam Country Park
Neath Port Talbot Borough
Margam
SA13 2TJ
 
  • The Orangery at Margam Country Park will be the venue for a new Science Festival
  • This will be a family weekend hosted for the first time in the Borough of Neath – Port Talbot
  • We invite STEM Ambassadors and employers to attend with a showcase of stands, exhibits and hands on experience
  • If you would like to be part of this exciting new initiative please let me know

Autumn STEM for Schools – 8thand 9thOctober


Margam Country Park
Neath Port Talbot Borough
Margam
SA13 2TJ
 

  • The Country Park invites STEM Ambassadors to showcase their work or an activity to celebrate their brilliant STEM programme
  • The Park are keen to offer a variety of STEM experience either:
    • A stand fr pupils to visit and engage with you
    • A practical wrkshop session or STEM experience of about 50 minutes – 1 hour 
  • All topics will be relevant from Biology, Geology, Technology, Environment, Engineering and Science

Climate Change: Schools Project Collaboration with Swansea University STEM Ambassadors

Dr Jennifer Rudd is seeking contact with STEM Ambassadors who have developed / delivered Climate Change sessions at schools. 

Jennifer and her colleagues are developing a workshop and resources which they aim to offer Secondary Schools across Wales and would greatly value discussions with experienced STEM Ambassadors.

If you would like to offer advice, make contact or send a message to Jennifer please let me know. 

A level talk or workshop for students any Tuesday or Friday 

Neath - Port Talbot College
Dwyr Y Felin 
Neath
SA10 7RF                                                     

  • Tutor Sam Oxley is seeking a stimulating session on applications of STEM qualifications for gifted and talented A level pupils
  • All study A level Chemistry
  • The session can be any application of science / engineering
  • Tutorials are held Tuesdays (11.30-12.30) and Fridays (11.30-12.30)

BTEC Applied Science Lab session
Ysgol Ystalyfera
Ystalyfera
Swansea 
SA9 2JJ

Teacher Bethan Murphy is seeking a presentation or short demonstration on Laboratory Information Systems Students are BTEC level 3. 
The module requires students to

  • Describe the procedure for storing information in a laboratory information management system

  • Explain the processes involved in storing information in a scientific workplace
  • Discuss the advantages gained by keeping data and records on a laboratory management information system

Gower: STEM Club visit any Wednesday 

Pennard Primary
Gower
SA3 2AD
 

  • Calling all STEM Ambassadors
  • Pennard Primary are eager to host STEM Ambassadors at the lunchtime Club
  • Years 3 – 6 attend (6-10 years old)
  • Demonstrations or hands on activities very welcome

Swansea: STEM – FRENCH – SPANISH 

Dylan Thomas School
Sketty
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.

Can you help Haverfordwest High with "Wellbeing Fridays"?

Haverfordwest High School
Haverfordwest

PAVS Volunteering Pembrokeshire has recently been approached by Haverfordwest High to ask if we can help find activities for all year groups (age 11-18) on "Wellbeing Fridays".  These activities will take place every Friday between 2pm and 3.15pm.

It can be anything that might help young people's personal development and wellbeing, such as team building activities, music workshops, craft, sport, exercise, healthy eating, promoting positive body image, stress reduction.... the list is endless!

  This would involve going into the school Friday afternoon to deliver workshops, informal training, sport or other physical activities etc.  It could be a programme of events or a repeated activity. Even if the activity is only suitable for certain age groups please get in touch - everything considered.

If you think you might be able to help please contact volunteering@pavs.org.uk or ring PAVS on 01437 769422 and ask for Jean Morris. 

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Llandudno Code Club Support (or STEM session in general)

Ysgol Bodafon

LL30 3BA

  • The school are seeking a Code Club supporter or a session on STEM in general.

  • If you can help I shall place you in contact with Adam Davies wales@codeclub.org.uk

LL postcodes
 

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Holyhead - Space /Astronomy or Forces dates to suit Ambassador


Ysgol Llanfawr
Caergybi
LL65 2DS

Teacher Llinos Owen has heard much praise about STEM Ambassadors
Llinos is keen to welcome STEM Ambassadors for either topic
 

  • Space or space exploration 

  • Forces

Pupils are year 5 (9yrs old)

Welshpool RAF Cadets STEM session Any Monday or Friday 7pm – 9pm

Army Reserve Centre Drill Hall,
Brook Street
Welshpool
SY21 7NA
 

  • Squadron Commander Kieron Cornell would value STEM Ambassadors to visit the Cadets

  • They are a small group aged 12yrs – 18yrs old

  • The cadets study aviation but are keen to host any engaging fun activities with a real life connection

Wrexham : STEM Inspiration for More Able and Talented pupils – any dates Ysgol Y Grango


Ysgol Y Grango
Rhos
Wrexham
LL14 1EL
 

  • Teacher Nia Wilkinson is seeking ideas and STEM Ambassador sessions for her MAT pupils

  • She wishes to invite STEM Ambassadors for a series of talks, discussion, presentation or the offer of a site visit to your workplace

  • Pupils will be Yr 9 & 10 (13 – 15yrs)

  • The school wishes to raise uptake in Science for A levels

Bangor: STEM Club visits Any Thursday 3pm – 4pm

St Gerards School
Bangor
LL57 2EL

  • Teacher Tamzin Pritchard will be grateful to once again welcome STEM Ambassadors on any Thursday

  • Any topic can be offered

  • Pupils are 7yr – 11yrs old

Caernarfon STEM Sessions - any topic any date 

Ysgol Bro Lleu
Ffordd y Brenin
Penygroes
Caernarfon
LL54 6RL
01286 880883

Teacher Gerallt Jones is very keen to host activities presented by STEM Ambassadors, he is open to all ideas and the school is flexible on dates

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SY and LD postcodes
 

STEM sessions for More Able and Talented  pupils


St Mary’s Catholic Primary
3 The Orchard, 
Milford Rd, 
Newtown 
SY16 2DA

  • Teacher Sarah Ruggeri is seeking STEM sessions of all kinds focussing on any topic

  • Pupils are ages 5yrs – 11yrs, any year group of your choice

  • This is a small school initiating a strong STEM focus 

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Brecon Primary science sessions. Dates flexible.
 

Llangors Primary

LD3 7UB.  
 

  • The School is eager to host STEM Ambassadors for STEM topics for any subject area

  • Pupil numbers are very small – of particular interest are Years 1 and 2