Events & Requests for STEM Ambassadors


Forth Valley College, Falkirk:  Primary School STEM Outreach Programme

Details

Fiona Jackson, who is the Curriculum Manager of Applied Sciences at Forth Valley College, has been in touch to request STEM Ambassador support for a new Primary School Outreach Programme that they are implementing.  This will be available to schools in the local area and is for P7 pupils. 

As a STEM Ambassador, you will have access to online STEM materials/resources and will receive training on the experiments to be delivered during the outreach visits.  The outreach visits to local Primary Schools will take place on a Thursday and will run all day.

If you are interested in supporting this request, would like information and/or to discuss, please contact Fiona Jackson directly via:  Fiona.Jackson@forthvalley.ac.uk


Gracemount High School, Edinburgh- Careers Event, Wednesday 9th January 2019

Gracemount High School are once again holding an annual careers event on Wednesday 9th January 2019.

Careers Advisor Kay Hannah (SDS) is looking for STEM Ambassadors to support this event.   This would involve having a stall which runs in conjunction with the well established course choice information far.

  • 10:00 Set up 
  • 10:35 – 12:55 The fair will be visited by students from S2-4 
  • 13:50-15:30 The fair will be visited by students from S5-6 
  • 15:30-17:00 Parents will be asked to visit prior to out well established Course Choice Evening. 
  • The format of the day is a marketplace. Pupils will have time to browse the marketplace and speak to the employers and learning providers about different careers and pathways. If you can help please let Kay Hannah at SDS know asap – School Mobile: 07884114900 or email Kay 

Touch Primary School, Dunfermline- Support for Code Club

Dan Woodcraft, who is the Deputy Headteacher at Touch Primary School in Dunfermline, has been in touch to request STEM Ambassador support as follows:

“We are looking for support with Computer Science as a school.

If there was someone who would be willing to help/support the launch a Code club early 2019 that would be brilliant.

It could be lunchtime or after school whatever suits.  We can be flexible in terms of days of the week based upon STEM Ambassador availability.

We really want to develop the volunteers who are involved with the pupils around STEM, especially around computer science, as they have met lots of sports coaches before but not so many from the STEM world”

If you can support this request, would like more information and/or to discuss, please email Dan Woodcraft at Touch Primary School directly via Dan.Woodcraft@fife.gov.uk


Craigmount High School, Edinburgh, S2 Careers Event, 30th January 2019.

Building on the success of the STEM networking event at Craigmount High School last year, we are again looking for volunteers for our S2 Career event on the 30th of January, 2019.

This event will consist of two 'speed networks' sessions at 50 minutes each. We are looking for 40-50 volunteers. You will be required from 10:00- 12:30, during this time students move around the hall and have 3 minutes to ask you questions from their question grids. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided and you are welcome to stay for lunch afterwards.

Our event is no longer focused only on jobs within the STEM sector, we are keen to have as much variety as possible. We are particularly interested in STEM jobs that are linked to any creative industries and roles that students may not be immediately familiar with.

Location: Craigmount High school, Craigs Roads, Edinburgh, EH12 8NH.

If you can help us, please get in touch with :- laura.stevens@craigmount.edin.sch.uk

Please include your full name, Job Title, Company/Organisation, if Lunch is needed, any special dietary requirements


Bo’ness Academy:  Natural Disasters Project;  S1 Transition Days – Wednesday, 30Jan19 and/or Friday, 01Feb19, 08:30 – 12:30

Details

Karen Wright, who is the Programme Co-ordinator for Developing The Young Workforce Forth Valley, has been in touch to request STEM Ambassador Support as follows:

The teachers at Bo'ness Academy are organising a series of interactive activities for their P7 cluster primary pupils (approx. 160 pupils) as part of their transition to S1 at Bo’ness Academy.

The theme of the transition project is Natural disasters and over a number of weeks there will be a series of activities that the pupils will undertake to compliment sessions being delivered within their STEM faculties. These activities will culminate in them working on a natural disaster project.

To support the pupils with this they would like to invite individuals/organisations into Bo'ness Academy to be ‘interviewed’ by pupils so that they can gather information on the role of the organisation/individual when a natural disaster occurs and the skills you need to undertake that particular role.  It would be particularly good to show how Engineers can save lives after a natural disaster has occurred either in Search & Rescue, Restoring & Building etc. 

Over the course of a morning pupils will visit the organisation stand on 10 minute rotations to ask a series of questions.  As these pupils are at Primary stage we would look to work with you to determine appropriate questions that could be pre prepared to aid the conversation.

The commitment would be attendance at Bo’ness Academy for one or two half days on Wednesday, 30th of January 2019, and/or Friday, 01st of February 2019 - whatever is manageable for you.  You will need to arrive at school for 08:30 to set-up for an 08:50 and finish will be at 12:30.

If you are willing and able to support this request, or would like further information, please contact Karen Wright directly via:  karen.wright@dyw.forthvalley.ac.uk 

Activity Dates:                         Wednesday, 30Jan19 and/or Friday, 01Feb19

Time:                                       08:30 – 12:30

STEM Ambassadors:               10

Number of Pupils:                   160

Pupil Age Group:                     P7 - 11 Years


The James Young High School, Careers evening, Thursday 31st January 2019

It is that time of year again where I ask for willing volunteers to attend our Annual Careers Evening.  In the past this has been a hugely successful night in allowing our pupils and parents S2-S6 to talk to colleges, universities and a variety of specific careers - tvalue of this event would not come to fruition if it were not for your commitment and support of our pupils.

This year our evening is on Thursday 31 January 2019 6 - 7.30 pm at The James Young High School.  Each college, university, organisation or career area has a small stall and parents and pupils simply will approach and ask questions.  

Please indicate by replying to this email if you will be able to support the event this session.  Late December/early January I will send official letters with further details.


Clare McTiernan

Acting DHT Curriculum

The James Young High School

clare.mctiernan@westlothian.org.uk


STEM Ambassador Support Request:  Digital Learning Week at Fintry Primary School, Dundee; w/c 11th of February 2019

Details

Jayne Mays, who is a teacher at Fintry Primary School in Dundee, has been in touch to request STEM Ambassador support as follows:

 
Jayne is organising a Digital Learning Week at Fintry Primary School and wondered if any STEM Ambassadors would be willing to visit the school on the following dates: 11th,12th,13th or 14th February 2019?  


The aim of the week is to allow the children to explore different themes linked to their digital learning experience using different types of technology and see potential career paths that use those skills learned.  The school ran this last year and the children had a brilliant week and they are hoping to make it bigger this year to allow the children to experience more.


Jayne is looking for STEM Ambassadors and local companies to visit the school to talk to the children and host workshops (if suitable) with the children at all stages where deemed appropriate.  


If you are able to help with Digital Learning Week at all, please let Jayne know and she will be happy to discuss this further with you. 

Jayne can be contacted via ddjmays64@glow.sch.uk or via telephone on 01382 307840.Any help would be greatly appreciated by Jayne and she would be delighted to hear from you!


Routes into employment/Speed Networking- Auchmuty High School, Glenrothes

Tuesday 12th February 2019- 9:30am-12:30pm

 Auchmuty High School will once again be running a Routes Into Employment event for their S2 year group on Tuesday, 12th February 2019. The session will run from 09:30 until 12:30 for approximately 300 S2 pupils, where in small groups, they will speak to STEM Ambassadors asking basic questions about what you do, career choices, your experience etc. 

No formal preparation is required for STEM Ambassadors, however please feel free to take along anything that you feel would help to engage the pupils, encourage them to ask questions, and enthuse them to consider a career in STEM. 

We are looking for 30 STEM Ambassadors to support this event

If you are willing and able to support this event, please email jeanmcfarlane@fife.ac.uk 


STEM Focus Fortnight- Pitteuchar East Primary School, Glenrothes,Fife

Engineers needed- Monday 18/2/19- Friday 1/3/19

Class teacher Lorna Hay from Pitteuchar East Primary School is organising a STEM focus fortnight within the school.  This will run from Monday 18th February 2019- 1st March 2019.

As part of their STEM focus fortnight Lorna is seeking engineers who would be willing to come into school to talk to and be interviewed by pupils about their jobs. Perhaps they could lend a hand with some engineering activities too. 

They are also thinking about a possible environmental conservation/renewable energies/recycling theme for their STEM fortnight, so if there are any engineers in those industries, it would be especially useful! (It doesn't matter if you are not though!)

Ideally the school would love the engineers who visit to include a young female engineer to hopefully inspire our girls.

If you can help and would like to take part in the informal interviews, please contact Lorna Hay at :- gw10haylorna2@glow.sch.uk


Careers Evening- St Augustine's High School, Edinburgh.  Thursday 21st February 2019- 5pm-7pm

 We have received a request from St Augustine’s High School in Edinburgh who are holding a careers evening on Thursday 21st February 2019 – 17:00-19:00pm, details below.

If you can help support this, please drop Heather Lovatt at the school who is organising the session a note.  

Heather’s email address is Heather.Lovatt@st-augustines.edin.sch.uk



Larbert High, Speed Networking Event, S2.  Monday 11th March 2019.  9:30-12:30

Larbert High are once again holding their Speed Networking Event for S2.   They are looking for around 30 different STEM Ambassadors willing to speak to small groups of young people about careers, subject choices.  You can bring examples of your work and any short activities, or handouts.

If you can support this please contact Abigail Clayton



Kirkcaldy High School- Routes into Employment/Speed Networking event-S3

Wednesday 13th March 2019, 9:30am-12:30pm

Once again, Kirkcaldy High would like to run a Speed networking event with STEM Ambassadors.   Previous years have been really successful and now wish to run this annually.

There are 200 pupils in the S3 year group this academic year, so we are looking for 25 STEM Ambassadors to come along and support this.   There is no preparation required on your part, just a case of turning up on the morning willing to speak to small groups of pupils who will meet different STEM Ambassadors on a rotational basis.

If you can help, please let us know by emailing Kevin McKeever 


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