Dear Ambassadors

Welcome to the latest STEM newsletter  for STEM Ambassadors in Wales  from your local STEM Ambassador Hub. 
We welcome all  offers from STEM Ambassadors to help with any enrichment opportunities - please contact us directly to discuss your individual needs.

May we take this opportunity to thank you for the time you have volunteered. Please make sure you remember to log all your activities including the preparation time that has gone into organising and arranging those activities. For those STEM Ambassadors who are still going through the registration process then please remember to complete your online induction and your DBS check.

If anybody needs any help or support with this then please get in touch

See Science are still keen to offer as many enrichment opportunities as possible to learners acorss Wales.  Please ensure that  colleagues who are registered with STEM Learning have ticked the box to receive newsletters in their preferences in order to receive the See Science newsletter in the future using the link and then opt to receive the newsletter in preferences

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 Team @See Science


News from  STEM Ambassadors 


Primary School Opportunities 

Secondary School Opportunities


Other Opportunities 



Case studies to feature

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week 6th -12th February, some of us at See Science have enrolled on a level 3 Digital Learning Practitioner apprenticeship course. The apprenticeship benefits us here in many ways, and being able to continue to work whilst having the opportunity to fill a gap in our knowledge is hugely advantageous. There are many different levels of apprenticeships covering a variety of subject areas. Some of our STEM Ambassadors have completed apprenticeships and have forged a successful career due to the qualification and work placement training that is afforded with apprenticeships. If you are a STEM Ambassador who would like to share your experience of going through an apprenticeship programme then please look out for opportunities to
attend careers fairs. It’s at careers fairs and networking events for students that you can get the chance to share your experience. Alternatively if you are in an organisation and you offer apprenticeship schemes then students will benefit greatly from hearing directly the advantages of apprenticeships from employers. If you feel you would like to help celebrate National Apprenticeship Week then please get in touch as there are many careers events that you could attend to share your experiences 

More news

Cardiff Science Festival 2023 18 - 22 February

Cardiff Science Festival takes over Wales’ capital to inspire and educate. We bring the festival to you, with exciting events popping up across Cardiff to allow you to uncover the science of everyday life.

Our aim is to celebrate science, technology, engineering and maths, and how they affect our every day lives. We bring science to you, with a range of events that are guaranteed to captivate and teach you something new.

This year will see a variety of events such as workshops, shows and demonstrations across the spectrum of STEAMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths and Medicine). Details here.


Darwin Day

Celebrate Darwin's birthday on 12th February with this set of resources from the ARKive, Wellcome, Linnean Learning and the Charles Darwin Trust which provide experiments and activities looking at adaptation, variation, natural selection, and evolution.

Opportunites to engage

National Careers Week. March 6 - 13

National Careers Week (NCW) is a one-week celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. Our aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people develop awareness and excitement about their future pathways.

NCW is a dedicated week every year allowing schools, colleges, universities, alternative provision settings and organisations to focus on careers. It’s backed-up with free high-quality printable, downloadable, digital and video resources for educators to support planning and delivery.

The resources and activities are available all year round so you can make any of your CEIAG / Careers activities come to life – whenever you do them. (But of course we’d really love you to get involved in NCW!) Details here.

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Energy Quest Workshops

All state funded schools in the UK are eligible to receive at least 1 Energy Quest workshop and eligible schools can receive as many as 8! Funded by Shell, over the last six years EngineeringUK has developed Energy Quest into a well-received programme, reaching 215,000 young people through 3,150 sessions in 1,460 UK schools

Energy Quest is a free two-hour workshop aimed at KS3 pupils. Through an exciting narrative, students are challenged to save the day by utilising their practical engineering skills and find a solution to help a group of young people in danger. During the challenge, students encounter a range of engineers as they uncover the skills engineers possess and the way energy plays an important role in all our lives.

See Science will be delivering the workshops throughout this coming year. We are keen for STEM Ambassadors to support the delivery of the workshops 

More information here or get in touch with Llinos at find out more about schools who have booked session so far.

Networking Opportunities

British Science Week 2023 10 - 19 March

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths run by the British Science Association (who also run CREST Awards). The Week takes places this year on 10-19 March.

The activity packs are a free resource provided by the British Science Association, full of activities based around the theme of ‘Connections’, designed to be run in nurseries, schools and at home. 

There are three packs, each catering for different age groups, so there’s something for everyone! The Early Years pack has activities for the littlest learners – under 5s. The Primary pack is for ages 5-11, and the Secondary pack is designed for young people aged up to 14. These age groups are of course just guidelines, and the activities can be adapted depending on the age group you’re working with. 

Activity packs and all details here.

More Opportunities

FREE CREST Awards in Wales – Online event to find out more! For PRIMARY schools Wednesday 15 February. Online

We’d love to see you at one of our free online events, run in partnership with the British Science Association (BSA), to learn more about the CREST Awards scheme in Wales, including how you can claim your FREE CREST Awards and use the activities to enrich your school's new curriculum.

The CREST Awards is a STEM enrichment scheme run by the BSA that inspires young people of all ages to think and behave like scientists and engineers using investigative project work.

We will share everything you need to know to start running the CREST Awards scheme at your school and will showcase the CREST Discovery Day resource, ‘Machines of the Future’, which is appropriate for Years 5 to 9.

Did you know?

  • CREST Award fees for all students in Wales are paid in full by the Welsh government until at least 31 March 2025.
  • All CREST activities are enquiry-based and student-led with strong, real-world content, making them a great fit for the Curriculum for Wales.
  • CREST Awards can be an integral part of your curriculum or it can provide activities for a STEM Club.
  • Many of the activities are low cost and easy to run, without the need for specialist equipment, making them appropriate for a range of settings in and outside of schools. Book here.

STEM Ambassador opportunities Primary School

Brynmill Primary School, Swansea, SA2 0BU
Junior Science STEM Day

8th February

To give the children an opportunity to have experts come to school and talk about and enthuse our topic. As a school we are looking to enthuse and inspire our learners. We are looking for STEM ambassadors to come in and work with our children under the umbrella theme of AIR- our main focus is flight and investigations with flight. We are looking to give the learners a different opportunity with STEM ambassadors using their expertise.
To express interest contact or click here

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Ysgol Gelli Aur Golden Grove, Pembroke, SA71 4DP
First LEGO League support

15th February

Teacher Lily Wainwright is looking for STEM Ambassadors to help with the First Lego League on Wednesdays 2pm-3pm.
To express interest contact or click here

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Gwaelod Y Garth Primary School, Taffs Well, CF15 9HJ
Building bridges

Flexible dates

Year 6, this term, have a project to build a model bridge and it would add to the experience and depth of knowledge, even if it was just a talk on the physics and pitfalls of bridge design? Any support would be hugely beneficial to the Year 6 class.
To express interest contact or click here

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Libanus Primary School, Blackwood, NP12 1EH
Flexible dates

The benefits of mechanics
Over the spring term our topic is mechanics, we are looking at this in two parts - our question is... How does technology positively impact our lives? In the first half of the term we will be looking in particular at the impact on people with disabilities. In the second part of the term, how mechanics has a positive impact on the environment, in particular renewable energy etc. As this is the topic being studied this term then dates are flexible.
To express interest contact or click here

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St Illtyds R.C Primary School, Swansea, SA1 7DG
Flexible dates

Wales & castles
Teacher Jon Lewis is getting in touch to possibly book a STEM ambassador for this Spring term. It would be for a Year 3 class of 30 and their topic is Wales and Castles. He was potentially thinking about building some sort of catapult or practical hands on activity that would link with their topic.
To express interest contact or click here

STEM Ambassador Opportunities online

Derwendeg Primary School, Hengoed, Cf82 7HP

Flexible dates

An interactive hands on demonstration to go along with the topic of Space, especially rocket making/launching would be ideal. Dates are flexible so any date a STEM Ambassador can go in to host an interactive activity would be appreciated.
To express interest contact or click here

STEM Ambassador Opportunities online

Physics Teacher Forum – STEM presentation/Q&A

9th February 2023

To promote the variety of employment opportunities available both locally and nationally. STEM Ambassadors are invited to provide a short presentation about the application of Physics in their day to day work
To express interest contact or click here

STEM ambassador Opportunites Secondary schools and Colleges

Cefn Saeson Comprehensive School, SA11 3TA
Yr 7 STEM Day – STEM workshop/practical activity
7th February 2023

We want to run a fun and interactive day of different activities for our year 7 pupils. To allow them to engage with a broader idea of what STEM is in society. We would like topics that they would not see in day-to-day science curriculum. We would like pupils to be able to complete a range of hands on workshops and/or interactive activities. You will need to run 5 sessions throughout the day (one session repeated for 5 classes). We do have some resources, and are happy to complete any printing. Please discuss any requirements in advance. Our Timetabled day is the following: Lesson 1: 8.30-9.30 Lesson 2: 9.30-10.30 Break and form: 10.30-11.05 Lesson 3: 11.05-12.05 Lunch: 12.05-12.45 Lesson 4: 12.45-13.45 Lesson 5: 13.45-2.45
To express interest contact or click here

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Porth Community School.Cemetery Road, Porth, CF39 0BS
STEM Careers: Advice / Speed Networking
9th February 2023

Organisations are invited to have a stand at the careers fair for pupils to find out more information that may help them with their future career choices. This fair is aimed at Year 9 pupils in 4 of the Lower Rhondda schools (Porth, Tonyrefail, Ysgol Nantgwyn and Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda). There will also be older pupils from Porth coming along throughout the day
To express interest contact or click here

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Bishopston Comprehensive School, The Glebe Swansea,.SA3 3JP
Mock interviews
7th March 2023

There will be a series of mock interview sessions held at Bishopston School which STEM Ambassadors are invited to attend to support and offer advice to students. Please do get in touch if you wish to find out a little more or to register your interest.To express interest contact or click here

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Choose your Future Ceredigion 2023. Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth SY23 3DE
STEM Careers Advice. - Speed Networking 
21st March  2023

Rebecca Flanagan is currently organising a free careers event with the aim of informing learners about the various careers, courses and training available to them after school. This will be the fifth careers event we have done in Ceredigion and I am looking for some employers to represent careers in the  STEM sectors.There will be around 90 employers attending. They will provide information about careers and jobs in their sector.

Young people will be able to find out about:

  • Jobs
  • Careers
  • Apprenticeships
  • Training routes and courses

This is an excellent opportunity for pupils to get information from people in industry. They can find out what employers look for when recruiting their workforce and get an insight into the world of work.

Careers advisers will be there on the day too. They can provide information about getting into different jobs, courses, and qualifications.

To express interest contact or click here

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Merthyr Tydfil College, CF48 1AR
International Learning Exchange Programme – STEM workplace visit
Flexible Dates

Merthyr College would like to establish a partnership with a STEM employer to engage students completing A level/BTEC applied Science courses. This may involve a project/ site visit/ careers talks. UK/Europe
To express interest contact or click here

Networking Opportunity

Sign up to Mentor a student

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to support and inspire students by sharing your education and career experiences, and help young people to set goals and overcome challenges. All mentors receive training on using the secure online messaging system.

STEM Ambassador mentor sign-ups are now open, with a deadline of 7 February. Mentoring itself will take place from 27 February to 7 May 2023.
Sign up here

Mars Day 7th March 2023

The next mission to Mars (Day) will land on 7 March 2023. Flight plans are being drawn up for this exciting day of virtual talks and sessions from ESA, UK Space Agency and international guests. This year, Mars Day will once again include a whole hour of activities in Mars Hour at 11am, as well as a week of exploration with Mars Week. Find out more here
Have your registered your place for #MarsDay23? The UK Space Agency have  partnered with @STEMLearningUK and @ESERO_UK for  a free virtual event on 7 March, filled with great talks and activities.  Book here