Dear STEM Ambassadors,

We have just finished celebrating British Science Week before Easter and numerous Ambassadors also helped to judge and referee First Lego League across Wales. Many thanks for all your contributions.

We want to bring attention to the incredible volunteer work you do across Wales in honour of this year's National Volunteering Week (1-7 June). This is why we are asking you to post a video on social media that showcases any activities you take part in as a STEM Ambassador - think of it as sharing what a 'day in the life of a STEM Ambassador' is like for you.

Simply tag #STEMAmbassadorsNVW by the 9th June to enter the competition prize draw for a Betty's Yorkshire Fat Rascal Gift Selection hamper and to have your video featured across our social media channels. 5 hamper winners will be selected at random.

STEM Learning are rapidly scaling up Climate Ambassador support for sustainability and climate change goals in schools and in the community. If you have relevant skills and experience, add Climate as a skill to your profile and join the Climate Ambassadors scheme.

Don't forget to join the STEM Ambassadors Community - a community of volunteers and gain a network of like-minded STEM professionals who are dedicated to inspiring the next generation.
On a more local level if anybody needs any help or support then please get in touch

See Science have a facebook page where we will also be sharing lots of new ideas regularly - please like or follow the page.

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

Best wishes


The STEM Ambassador Partner Wales
@See Science 

Latest STEM news and updates

First LEGO League Challenge Regional Finals

First® Lego® League Challenge is a global competition for young people aged 9 to 16, run in the UK by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

See Science were once again delighted to support this season’s First® Lego® League Challenge, thereby inspiring young people to understand the basics of STEM by applying their skills in an exciting competition while building habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills along the way.

This year See Science delivered four regional tournaments at Ysgol Harri Tudur, Willowtown Primary School, Coleg Merthyr and the University of South Wales. Across all four events, forty teams of students from primary and secondary schools across South Wales took up the challenge on the infamous ‘Challenge Mat’ with their bespoke Lego® programmable SPIKE Prime or EV3 robots. All teams did an amazing job and congratulations to the winners who will be going onto the UK finals in Harrogate.

See Science were delighted and grateful to be supported throughout all 4 events by STEM Ambassadors who acted as referees and judges.  

Here’s what some of them had to say:

Karl Gilmore, Transport for Wales: “An absolute pleasure to support Cerian Angharad and other See Science colleagues this week at Merthyr College, along with other STEM Ambassadors to help with the First Lego League Challenge.

An impressive collection of talented young people from various Valleys schools, displaying their teamwork and coding skills.”

Lewis Davies, BDO Eaton Square: “I was blown away by the hard work and clever ideas from the ten teams who took part. They showed amazing teamwork and problem-solving skills.

Events like this are so important because they show students that STEM can be exciting and fun. They also help them learn to work together and think in new ways. Thanks to all the students, teachers, and organisers who made this day awesome!”

If you would like to consider taking part next year, you can find more information here.

Please ensure that you encourage schools or community groups to  sign up in August in order to receive the kits at the begining of term 


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Last chance to get a free SAMHE air quality monitor and education resources!

Have you been wondering whether to sign up your school for the SAMHE project? 

Well now’s the time to act as registration closes on the 1st June!Participation is free. UK schools can self-register to receive an indoor air quality monitor linked to an interactive Web App, enabling teachers and pupils to view and investigate data on classroom air quality. SAMHE (pronounced ‘Sammy’!) stands for Schools’ Air quality Monitoring for Health and Education. It is a DfE supported research project which brings together scientists, pupils and teachers to help us understand indoor air quality in UK schools. 1000+ schools are already benefiting. Teachers testify that it’s “powerful to see the live feed”, has "provided our science group with a wealth of data to interrogate and analyse" and the “range of options allows us to use this system across the STEM subjects”.
Details here.

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New CREST website page for Wales

Teachers in Wales can now find all they need to know about how to claim FREE CREST Awards for their pupils on a new page on the CREST website.
Included on the page are case studies showing how teachers in Wales have successfully used CREST Awards in their schools.
There is a CREST Award activity for every age and every ability. They can be used as part of your school's curriculum or as STEM Club activities.
Find the new Wales-specific page here.

Events for STEM Ambassadors in Wales 

National Numeracy Day. Wednesday 22 May

Join our community of schools and organisations in time for the big day on Wednesday 22nd May 2024 to celebrate the numbers we use in our everyday lives!

Whether you’re promoting numeracy in a school, at home, workplace or other organisation, when you sign up you will receive a toolkit with all the free materials you need to get involved and help the nation get on with numbers.

More information here

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Science and the Senedd. Tuesday 21 May. Cardiff Bay.

The Royal Society of Chemistry's twentieth annual Science and the Senedd will be held at the Senedd and the Pierhead, Cardiff Bay, on Tuesday 21 May 2024.

This year’s theme will be based on The Green Economy.

This event is sponsored by David Rees MS, deputy presiding officer of the Senedd.

Science and the Senedd brings together the scientists, engineers and policymakers working to build a future for everyone.     Details here.

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Great Science Share for Schools. June 11.

The award-winning campaign continuing to inspire 5-14 year olds to take the lead in asking, investigating and sharing scientific questions they care about with new audiences.

An inclusive, non-competitive and collaborative experience for all.

  • Use the Great Science Skills Starters to upskill teachers and pupils to ask-investigate and share scientific questions 
  • Be inspired by Great Science Ideas to inspire your pupils to start asking-investigating-sharing! 
  • Use science days or special weeks, e.g. British Science Week in March 2024 to involve pupils deciding what questions they want to ask-investigate-share.

Registration is open all year which gives access to a wide array of resources to inspire your pupils into science and engineering. Details here.

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Have You Heard About: Neon?

On 1 May at 12.30, Dan Powell from EngineeringUK is giving a 30-minute introduction on Neon, a free resource which lists inspiring extracurricular activities, video case studies and careers resources for schools.

Sign up now

Have You Heard About: Hospital Schools?

On 16 April at 16.30, STEM Learning  will be hosting a 30-minute online introduction where you’ll hear about hospital education and how you can support as a volunteer.


Sign up now

Volunteering opportunities in Wales

GirlGuiding & ICE Civil Engineering Badge

Various locations

Various dates

We are looking for ICE STEM Ambassadors to attend Girlguiding unit meetings to support the civil engineering girlguiding badge. You will lead activities that help Guides (aged 10 – 14) and Rangers (aged 14 – 18) to learn about civil engineering and to develop their STEM skills. You will also be able to share your own experiences as a civil engineer

1st Colwyn Guides & Rangers

2nd Swansea Guides & Swansea West Ranger Unit

If you are interested in attending this event please register your interest using the links above or email

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Mixing Materials

Derwendeg Primary School, Hengoed


We are looking for an introduction to chemistry, mixing materials for y3 & 4

If you are interested in attending this event please register your interest using the link here or email


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Home Education STEM

Log Cabin Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Pontypool

9/4/2024 - 30/7/2024

Hi we are looking for anyone that can help us run a fun workshop once a month for 1 or 2 hours. Any subject, any theme.

Even if you can only do one month that's fine. Or someone to teach us what to do!

If you are interested in attending this event please register your interest using the link here or email

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Primary Careers Week

CREST Science Clubs
OASIS, Splott, Cardiff

28/5/2024, 30/5/2024 & 31/5/2024

Techniquest will be running a CREST Science Club with a group of refugees in the Cardiff area to enthuse them about STEM. The Club will run over May half term and all participants will be working toward the nationally recognised CREST Superstar accreditation. The role of the STEM Ambassador will be to support Techniquest's Community Engagement Officer during the workshop. There will be an information session on workshop content the week before. Volunteers will also be asked to give a 5 min presentation on Who Am I ? What job do I do?

If you are interested in attending this event please register your interest using the following links 28/5/25, 30/5/2024 10am, 30/5/2024 1pm & 31/5/2024 or email


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