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Booking opens for Begbroke Science Park 2016 Schools Events Programme
30 September 2015
The half-day workshops for students put science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects into a real-world context for students, and open their eyes to the wealth of career opportunities on offer in emerging technologies. The events encourage the entrepreneurs, technicians and engineers of the future to reach their full potential.
Wallingford School, and Wychwood Girls School are firm supporters of the events, having taken part in both for the past three years. Will Fosdike, Wallingford School commented, “The children see classroom science as very one dimensional – events like the Innovation Showcase allow them to see that it has a wide range of career applications”.
Dr Caroline Livingstone, General Manager of Begbroke Science Park said “I always enjoy seeing the pupils involved in the kind of activities that form the heart of Begbroke Science Park- we’re told the Wychwood girls enjoyed the 2015 Innovation Showcase competition so much they’ve insisted on another back in the classroom!”
In October 2015, Begbroke Science Park will lead an activity at neighbouring William Fletcher Primary School in Yarnton, asking the question “What do scientists do?” of Year 6 children and introducing them to the concept of innovation in science.
The skills training workshop for science teachers offers a full day of hands-on training in nanoscience, plus resources and activities to take back to the classroom. Sue Lea, Vice-Principal of Oxfordshire’s newest UTC at Didcot, who attended in March 2015, enthused “I absolutely loved it – the best CPD event I can remember going on!”
Other events include STEM ambassador training, careers fairs, and employability workshops.