Welcome to the latest STEM newsletter  for Primary Schools from your local STEM Ambassador Hub. 

As pupils return to the classroom we know that teachers will be working to deliver the Curriculum in schools. STEM Ambassadors are still keen to offer as many enrichment opportunities as possible to learners.

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Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can support the teaching of STEM subjects.

With best wishes 

The See Science Team

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The newsletter that's an essential source of information and inspiration for teachers and anyone with an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) engagement in Wales.


STEM news and Events

Local Events and National Events

Facillitated Workshops and Support

Competitions and Grants 

To support teachers to continue educating young people during these unprecedented times  STEM Learning  have developed a range of materials, including free resources, tips from our subject experts and professional development opportunities.

STEM Ambassador's involvement can engage and enthuse both students and teachers. If you are interested in asking a STEM Ambassador to assist you can make your request hereWe’ve created brief guides to encourage both STEM Ambassadors and educators to use the self-service. 

If an Ambassador has engaged with you, or if you have met an Ambassador at an enrichment activity, we would be very grateful if you could fill in our teacher feedback form. Please encourage colleagues to respond.



First Lego League Challenge

See Science still have funding available  to support schools to participate in an online competition for teams of young people, to encourage an interest in real-world themes and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers.
We welcome teachers to contact to discuss particpation in the competition. Get your team together and think about the ways we can get people moving is the theme this year. FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge is a global STEM programme for teams of young people, to encourage an interest in real world themes and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers. Young people work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and program an autonomous LEGO® robot to solve a series of missions. For more information click here. In Wales we are offering three online tournaments – Click here to register and here to contact for more information

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Neon - the new website for engineering inspiration

Neon draws together the UK’s best engineering experiences and inspiring careers resources to help teachers bring STEM to life.

Finding engaging activities to show where engineering is used in the real world can take time. Neon curates the most brilliant experiences so you know they are engaging for your students, are linked to up-to-date careers information and highlight real-world applications of engineering.

The choice of content available gives schools access to a wide range of digital and real-world experiences and resources to use now or help teachers plan their use over the academic year.

Neon is powered by the team behind Big Bang and Tomorrow’s Engineers, working in partnership with the engineering community to inspire the next generation.

To find out more, visit the Neon website here

FREE facilitated workshops and CPD

Available to book now – Chemistry of COVID workshop for years 5 to 8.

See Science, with funding from the Royal Society of Chemistry, have developed a brand new Chemistry workshop based on COVID-19. We aim to answer questions children everywhere are likely to have following a global pandemic

The full workshop will involve 3 different sessions, approximately 50 minutes each. The first will be delivered by See Science and will be an introduction to viruses, COVID-19, pandemics and vaccines. This will then be followed by a teacher-led session with hands-on activities for pupils to carry out with all materials/resources provided. Finally, there will be a third session, again delivered by us, which will include a debate activity and plenary.

We can deliver remotely, and the three sessions can be run in one day or spread out over a few days - to suit the school.

Please contact llinos.misra@see-science.co.uk to book or for more information. 

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Introduction Session toCREST Machines of the Future Resource

Before the Easter holidays, teachers from 8 schools across Wales received training on how to run their own Machines of the Future CREST Discovery project with their pupils. The sessions, and in particular the resource, proved to be so popular that we have decided to offer similar sessions to all.

Machines of the Future is the latest group of CREST resources and they have been developed jointly with the Royal Society. Based on Machine Learning, they are topical and relevant for all pupils, whether they have a particular interest in computing or not. There is a Machines of the Future project resource for all ages from year 5 to post-16 and the opportunity to earn a CREST Discovery, Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. All CREST activities are open-ended, student-led and enquiry-based with a real-world context – making them a great fit for the Curriculum for Wales.

These sessions will concentrate on the Discovery Machines of the Future resource, appropriate for upper KS2 and KS3. The activity should last 5 hours and can be done in one day or as five individual lessons. Join us to learn how easy it is to run a Discovery project and for a virtual walk-through of the resource.
Find the resource here or watch this video, introduced by Professor Brian Cox, for a flavour of the activity.

Wednesday, 28 April 4 - 5pm
Tuesday, 11 May 4 - 5pm
Wednesday 19 May - (Welsh Medium)  4-5pm

To book go to https://crestmachinesofthefuture.eventbrite.com

Local and National events 

Explore the Webcast series for 2021.
Professional CPD for science educators, from our Regional Champions, with a focus on the
Great Science Share for Schools.

An annual campaign to inspire young people between the ages of 5-14 to share their scientific questions with new audiences.

Register your school here to take part 
Register to receive all the latest news straight into your inbox. or book your place on a LIVE webinars https://www.greatscienceshare.org/great-science-share-webcasts-1

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 inspire young people into science and engineering. 

The Great Science Share for Schools also invites leading scientists to answer questions about what attracted them to a career in science, engineering and other STEM disciplines and the questions that inspire them. This year, Professor Brian Cox, Royal Society Professor of Public Engagement, The University of Manchester will host a special event on 15 June 2021 which will answer pupils’ questions about climate change and the natural world.

How can you and your pupils get involved?

  • Register to receive our newsletter and find out how to get involved first

  • Find out what questions your pupils wish to ask about climate change

  • Submit the questions using the form, a link to this which will be shared in our newsletter on April 22nd.

Details here.


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Digital Skills  activity for Primary Teachers: Delivering a computer programme session through Lego Robotics

Tuesday May 4th, 4pm - 5pm Online

Join the team at British Computer Society South Wales. Having developed a workshop for KS2 pupils they are now working with 3 primary teachers supporting the digital skills competency framework for the new curriculum.

The team welcome reaching out to more schools with these unmissable opportunities:

Resources, support for teachers, live online workshops for pupils and a lesson plan to assist classroom learning.

Teachers and STEM Ambassadors are welcomed to take part in the session.

Using LEGO EV4 kits pupils gain expertise in programming, construction, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy and creativity.

Part of the workshop includes literacy and creative ideas using investigations relevant to everyday life.   Book here.

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The Magic of Maths in Numeracy  Wednesday 5th May 4pm – 5pm

Meet STEM Ambassador Alan Jackson who has worked with the Welsh Government as a Statistician.  to discover a new approach to delivering interactive maths sessions for pupils, overcoming familiar fears approaching this topic. Alan is also a member of the Magic Circle Alan has used Maths in his shows as a Magician
The session makes use of Numbers 1 – 10 demonstrating curricular links to ‘What Matters in Mathematics and Numeracy’  and it will cover areas of the new Curriculum for Wales but applicable to all teachers and Ambassadors
To book click here

Competitions and Grants

Net Zero Superheroes

N-Z0 is on a quest to save the planet. Using his carbon neutralising sneakers, he's transforming pollution in to clean energy with every step, walking a steady path towards net zero. But he needs your help.

Your mission, as a school or individual (aged 10-14), is to propose and present an idea on how you can contribute to achieving Net Zero. This could relate to energy, recycling, sustainability, reducing emissions, or any other topic which contributes to the government target of Net Zero by 2050.

Along with an experienced mentor, N-Z0 will provide you with the information you need to understand the challenges of achieving Net Zero. This will help to inform your solution.

Closing date 14 June.   All details here.

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The Royal Society Partnership Grants - deadline extended until end of May

Do you have a great idea for bringing research alive in school? Ask a STEM Ambassador to help. 

Partnership Grants of up to £3,000 are available to schools to enable students, aged 5 – 18, to carry out science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing or data science projects. Additionally in 2020 there is a new extension to the scheme called Tomorrow's climate scientists. This extension will fund schools to research specifically into climate change and biodiversity issues. The application process for Tomorrow's climate scientists is the same as for the main scheme.     Details here.

Latest CPD from your Science Learning Partnership

Online courses for teachers

A range of free-to-access online courses for teachers at every stage of their career. You will have the opportunity to learn from leading experts and share ideas with thousands of other educators across the world. Download the calendar to see what courses are on offer and when they are available to join.


To find out more about the latest CPD from your Science Learning  Partnership click here

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