Dear Ambassadors

Welcome to the latest STEM newsletter  for STEM Ambassadors in Wales  from your local STEM Ambassador Hub. We welcome our new STEM Ambassador Programme Coordinator, Hayley Pincott, who will be working with us full time from November 1st. There are several new STEM engagement opportunities available for the forthcoming half term. We also welcome all  offers from STEM Ambassadors to help with any enrichment opportunities - please contact us directly to discuss your individual needs.

See Science are still keen to offer as many enrichment opportunities as possible to learners across Wales.  Please ensure that  colleagues who are registered  with  STEM Learning have ticked the box to receive newsletters in 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.


With best wishes 
The See Science Team




STEM Ambassador opportunities and networking

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools



Welcome to our new  STEM Ambassador Programme Coordinator 

Hi everyone, my name is Hayley Pincott and I’m the new STEM Ambassador  Programme Coordinator for the Welsh hub. I’m really excited about joining the team and can’t wait to help and support you in your roles as STEM Ambassadors.

I have been a STEM Ambassador for nearly 6 years as I really wanted to highlight the role of healthcare
scientists within the NHS, I felt these careers were often overlooked and therefore students were unaware of them as a viable career choice. I have previously worked in Biomedical Science labs within Pathology Departments in the NHS for around 20 years, in this time I was very lucky to have the opportunity to rotate and work within various disciplines from Biochemistry, Haematology, Blood Bank, Histology and a small amount of time in Microbiology.

Outside of work I have a family so my life is quite full on and busy so when I can find time to relax I grab it. I love to draw & sketch, I’m no Da Vinci but I really find it a great way to take time out, I also really enjoy reading especially anything written by Patricia Cornwell.


Newtown Science Festival - I started a Science Festival in my hometown

Jamie Dumayne is a PhD student, Associate Lecturer at the Department of Physics in  Lancaster University .When he was a child in in mid-Wales he  always wished there would be local science events, and now that he's  a PhD student he had the opportunity to make this kind of thing real (and 100% free).

The Newtown Science Festival took  place at Newtown High School, Powys, Wales, on Saturday September 17.

It was being supported by Lancaster Physics which also sent the  department’s own mobile planetarium, LUniverse, accompanied by Dr Julie Wardlow.

Jamie, who attended a nearby school in Wales, said he wanted to encourage children from rural backgrounds into science.

“There was always the sense that you have to move to a big city which may put off people from rural areas from pursing science as a career.

“I had a teacher who started teaching an astronomy GCSE in his own time and I was part of a group that got to try it. But he taught in a way that showed it was possible to do astronomy in rural Wales without having to be in the big city and without fancy equipment.

“That’s why I’m bringing together a diverse group of exhibitors, to show children from rural backgrounds that it is possible for them to pursue careers in science. I’ve also tried to make as many of the activities as possible available in Welsh.”

The festival included  an exhibition room, with activities including an exhibit from Lancaster Physics using a cloud chamber to teach about background cosmic radiation.

Children had the  opportunity to build a keyboard using an Arduino electronics platform plus a demonstration of cameras to be used by ExoMars, the next European Space Agency rover to go to Mars.

Dr Wardlow said: “It’s a privilege to support Jamie’s dream of bringing the excitement of cutting-edge science to the people of Newton in a fun and accessible way. The whole LUniverse team is looking forward to showcasing the wonders of the night sky at the event, and to exploring the other activities and exhibits that Jamie has planned for the science festival.”

Therewas also  support from other universities including Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Chester, Wrexham Glyndwr and Swansea plus sponsorship from local businesses.

The event was  funded by the Royal Astronomical Society and Lancaster Physics department.


Take part in Tomorrow’s Engineers Week and let your students have a say on the future of engineering!


You  are invited to take part in the 10th annual Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek22), 7 to 11 November. This year, the Week will focus on how engineering will help shape the world in the next decade.

Join the Tomorrow's Engineers Week Future Minds conversation. and register your actvitiy 

The first ever Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Future Minds will be the highlight of the Week, bringing together schools from across the UK to explore how engineers and engineering are at the heart of shaping the world over the next decade, in particular looking at 4 sectors: entertainment, sport, technology and the environment.

Register to watch the Future Minds broadcast and get lesson plans

We'll provide you with a 30-minute broadcast (available from 7 November), in which you'll hear from inspirational engineers working in entertainment, sport, technology and the environment, as well as lesson plans to help you incorporate the film into the school day.

Students are invited to contribute to the conversation, vote for their favourite ideas and provide their own recommendations on future engineering innovations and how engineering will help shape the world.

Find out more about Future Minds and other activities planned for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week at or sign up for Tomorrow's Engineers Week newsletter here

More opportuities

This is Me  - I'm a STEM Ambassador  

Can you spare 30 minutes to join  See Science on 14th December  between 3.45pm and 4.15pm . An opportunity to explain to teachers who have not previously engaged with the program about the range of amazing work that is carried out by our volunteers
Who are the STEM Ambassadors? How can we access them in school? How can I really easily see how they can fit into the curriculum? How can they link to careers and the Gatsby Benchmarks?

As a STEM Ambassador Hub, all the time teachers ask us, who are the STEM Ambassadors? What types of people do you have? How can we use them easily?

This short session will show you how! Come online with the team from See Science for a short session on how to utilise our STEM ambassador offers of short, 3 minute presentations and how they can contribute to the new Curriculum for Wales. To book a place go here 

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Igniting a passion for Education in STEM. Friday 18 November 11am - 12pm. Online

STEM Ambassador Jenny Haigh will present an introduction to free workshops supporting Areas of Learning in the new curriculum for Wales.

With her background as a Medical Anthropologist; Human Physiologist and in Healthcare vocations, Jenny delivers a wide range of engaging sessions.

Sessions also cover activties from her roles as a Civilian RAF instructor and musician.  Register here.

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Green Careers Week

As part of an exciting new partnership with National Careers Week, promoting net zero jobs and green career pathways, the inaugural Green Careers Week will take place from the 7 to 12 November 2022. We would love STEM Ambassadors to get involved and show young people the extent of green careers available! Save the date:

One of the ways you can support Green Careers Week is providing a simple career profile to help raise awareness of the wide variety of jobs across the UK. Please find out more and register interest on the STEM Ambassador Platform, where you can find the link to the questionnaire.

Register your interest now:

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.

STEM Ambassador opportunities

Have a Go at Engineering: support for Chocolate Welding workshops

The Have a Go at Engineering Team will run these chocolate welding workshops. They provide all resources.Information and training provided prior to the session.

Dates / locations

Ysgol Friars Bangor LL57 2LN 16th November 
Merthyr Tydfil Cyfarthfa High School, CF47 0LS 25th November time TBC

Any help in thre deivery of this session would be much apprecaited - please contact

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STEM workshop / practical activity for pupils to learn about transport

The date is completely flexible

The class of 16 children will special educational needs are learning all about a range of transportation. They are hoping to learn anything about transport - it could be a presentation, an activity, a design your own transport etc. It could also be a Q&A.

To express interest contact or click here

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Ysgol Penglais, Aberystwyth,SY23 3AW
STEM Presentation / Q&A to promote Women in STEM
14 November 2022

Teacher Rebecca Flannagan would like to invite ambassadros to present a one hour session to year 10 pupils during their science lesson. They are looking for a woman that has an unusual job in a STEM subject. To talk about their job role, what skills, training and qualifications do they need, what do they enjoy about their job role etc

To express interest contact or click here

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Ysgol Nantgwyn, Tonypandy,CF40 1HQ

STEM workshop / practical activity - Employer Challenge Activity

15 November 2022

STEM Ambassadors required to set a challenge to a class. The challenge should be related to the work of the organisation. Pupils to work in small groups to work on the challenge and present their findings at the end of the session. 5 classes working at the same time, requiring 1 challenge each. 8.45 to 10.45

To express interest contact or click here

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STEM Careers: Advice / Speed Networking -Careers Carousel Day Year 9

16 November 2022

A day of interactive presentations/workshops where pupils find out more about a variety of careers/sectors. Employers are asked to deliver a session to each of the classes throughout the day (5 sessions in total) For information, there will be similar days for other school years (Ambassadors only need to sign up for one but are welcome to attend more): Wednesday 18 January for Year 8 and Wednesday 26 April for Year 7
To express interest contact or click here

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Pontpool Leisure Centre, Pontypool. NP4 8AT

What Next? Careers event for Additional Learning Needs pupils STEM Careers: Advice / Speed Networking - Careers introduction with local Ambassadors
16 November 2022

The event is aimed at pupils with additional learning needs from schools in Gwent. The event will • Raise awareness of post school options; • Provide pupils with the opportunity to experience practical, vocational tasters; • Allow young people to see a wide range of community based activities and organisations. • Helps students to take part in activities and gain confidence talking with employers. Offers will be forwarded to Claire Harris and Jo Evans (Careers Wales Business Engagement)

To express interest contact or click here

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Thomas Telford Centre. - Menai Bridge Anglesey

Children's book Collaboration 
November 2022

Fiona Howells is  looking for STEM Ambassadors to help  link a series of children's books we are producing to the KS2 STEM curriculum, focusing on bridges, how they are constructed and how tension and compression forces are involved. We are happy to meet over Zoom.

To express interest contact or click here

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Pillgwenlly Primary School Newport,

Amazing Archaeologists
16 November 2022

Teacher Jade Foley is looking for STEM Ambassadors to  explain their role  in work to the children - age 5-7 or to discuss some of their interesting research projects as well as answer questions from the children. Share images/ physical artefacts with the children. This can be done via teams as a Q&A session.

To express interest contact or click here

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St Woolow's Primary School Newport,
NP20 4DW

Polar Project
21November 2022

Year 5 and 6 at St Woolos Primary School are learning about all things Polar this term. We would love to invite some professionals in to enhance our learning through some hands on activities, help us to learn more about polar wildlife, adaptations, food chains, polar preservation and climate issues, expeditions and exploration..

To express interest contact or click here

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Lansdown Primary Schooll Cardiff,

Artificial Intelligence
21November 2022

Our topic is around a book 'The Wild Robot'. We will be exploring AI, the 4th industrial revolution, job displacement, crypto currencies, Robots, etc. We are looking to develop any of these ideas around what this will look like in the future or where present developments are. We are willing to be flexible and open, hoping for an enrichment experience that we cannot provide ourselves in school. The class are year 4, aged 8-9.
To express interest contact or click here

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Darland High School, Wrexham,
LL12 0DL

An audinece with.....Careers Advice - Speed Networking
23 November 2022

The format of the workshop is rather like speed- networking - it will help students to develop their communication skills and confidence, particularly questioning and listening skills In this workshop, small groups of students will ask each of our guest mentors a range of questions about their career journey. This is a relaxed and enjoyable way of developing students’ confidence and communication skills. Half year group in the morning and the remainder in the afternoon. Event to be held in the sports hall
To express interest contact or click here

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Rhosnesni High School, Wrexham,
LL13 9ET

Year 11 Mock interviews
24 November 2022

The aim of these workshops is to provide young people with the opportunity to explore and practice the skills, attitudes, values and qualities needed for life and work through a mock interview session. Over the morning six x 30-minute interviews.
To express interest contact or click here

Networking Opportunity

Learn how the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) can support your volunteering

Support research skills in schools by working on a project together with students to help develop their awareness of real-world STEM applications and STEM careers.

Join a 30-minute online session on 10 November at 12.30pm to find out more
Sign up here

Get involved with the 'If You Were an Engineer'  challenge, run by Primary Engineer

Meet, support, and inspire pupils aged 3 to 19 across the UK to participate in this engineering challenge to identify problems and come up with creative solutions for them.

Join a 30-minute online session on 15 November at 12.00pm to find out more.
Sign up here