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While more teachers and organisations get used to the new platform and placing requests here, we will continue to list all other requests that haven't been placed on the platform on our Events and Requests page during this transitional period to make it as easy for you as a STEM Ambassador, .
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Technology Support- Lego Mindstorms- Carronshore Primary School, Falkirk
Depute Headteacher Kelly Donald from Carronshore Primary School was in touch looking for any STEM Ambassadors with a technology background that would be willing to help out at the school. They have recently purchased Lego Mindstorms, but it's an area the staff don't have much knowledge.
If there is a STEM Ambassador who would be willing to deliver a session on Lego Mindstorms with either the teachers at the school, or with P5-P7 classes, Kelly would love to hear from you.
They are completely flexible over the timing as they appreciate most STEM Ambassadors are in employment.
If you can help please email Kelly Donald
STEM Ambassador Support Request: Senior National 5 Lab Science and Health Sector Classes at Braes High School, Falkirk
STEM careers talk and/or advice session
To promote STEM careers to our senior pupils and to help them understand what it is like to work in these industries and the opportunities they offer.
We are looking for a wide range of STEM ambassadors to get involved with our Senior National 5 Lab Science and Health Sector Classes. The sorts of activities we are looking for is talks about experiences, workshops or possibly site visits with the class or classes. We are flexible with dates and are hoping to get a very wide range of STEM areas to show pupils as wide a range of opportunities as possible.
If you are willing to support this request, or would like to get further information, please contact teacher Jenny Quinlan
Holy Rood HS, Edinburgh- Transition Day- "Think Ahead"- Thursday 24th October 2019. 09:30-14:30
Holy Rood High in Edinburgh are once again holding their annual transition event- "Think Ahead" that has operated for a few years now.
The event aims to inspire thinking of an enterprising/world of work nature from Primary 7 pupils transitioning to High School.
The “Think Ahead” event is a Developing Young Workforce day aimed at getting pupils to consider their upcoming transition into Holy Rood RC High School and ultimately look towards their career paths in the future. Business representatives provide an insight into their own organisation and career background, linking it to how school subjects and extra-curricular events can lead to positive destinations in Higher or Further Education and Employment. The representative from your organisation will have a small area to set up a stall which pupils will visit on a rotation.
Each interactive workshop will run for 20 minutes allowing you to see more pupils in the given time slot. The day as a whole attracts roughly over 200 of our new S1 pupils form our cluster primary schools.
The event will take place on Thursday 24th of October split into morning (9.30-11.45 am) and afternoon (12.30-2.30 pm) sessions. Representatives can arrive from 9 am to set up. A lunch of soup & sandwiches will be served.
If you are willing and able to support this request, or would like more information/discuss, please contact Liam Mitchell at the school.
Kirkcaldy High School- Speed Networking Session- S3 pupils
Thursday 31st October 2019- 09:30-12:30 (25 STEM Ambassadors needed)
Kirkcaldy High School are once again looking to run a Routes into employment/Speed Networking session for their S3 Year group. There are 200 pupils in total in S3, and the event takes place on Thursday 31st October 2019 from 9:30-12:30pm. The year group will be split into 2, and 100 pupils in each session during the morning in small groups of 3 pupils per STEM Ambassador will ask questions about what you do, what your background is, and questions about you. They will rotate every 6/7 minutes to give them as many opportunities to get exposure to different types of careers.
There is no preparation required on your part as a STEM Ambassador- it's a case of turning up on the day for 9:30 prompt start willing to speak to groups of young people.
If you can help please get in touch with us
This year's IOP Festival of Physics takes place at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh 25th-27th October 2019.
Midlothian Science Festival. Sat 5th-Sat 19th October
The 8th Midlothian Science Festival is taking place from Sat 5 – Sat 19 October with over 125 events across and schools and public programme. The festival is small independent charity and very much relies on the support of volunteers to develop content, manage events and to help deliver the events on the day too. We do need a lot of volunteers to ensure our events are of high quality, are safe and enjoyed by all.
There are a whole host of workshops and events happening, for a full list of these and where you can help, please visit the Midlothian Science Festival website.
Also, last year we had a few STEM ambassadors attend with older children and that worked really well and so if you would lie to volunteer with as a pair with your child, you’d be very welcome to do so. All of our events will have an event manager. We always endeavour to pair our volunteers up, either with a researcher or another volunteer and we will always allocate time for running through and explaining roles/activities before the event opens to the public
For more information, please contact Claire Jellema, festival manager -
Wallace High School, Stirling. Careers Fair Tuesday 12th November 2019.
10am-12:45pm- Looking for STEM Ambassadors who can support
The event will see pupils from S3-S6 attend during the morning, and is a traditional style Careers event with providers/employers having stands/stalls and the pupils will have the opportunity to rotate during the time available. If you can help please let the organising teacher, Laura Sinclair know.
Currie Community High School, Edinburgh- Routes into employment/Speed Networking
S3 year group- Wednesday 13th November 2019, 09:30-12:30- (**25 STEM Ambassadors needed++) **Filled all positions for this event **
Currie Community High School in Edinburgh are once again looking to run a Routes into employment/Speed Networking session for their S3 Year group. There are 150 pupils in total in S3, and the event takes place on Wednesday 13th November 2019 from 9:30-12:30pm.
The pupils will rotate every 6/7 minutes to give them as many opportunities to get exposure to different types of careers. There is no preparation required on your part as a STEM Ambassador- it's a case of turning up on the day for 9:30 prompt start willing to speak to groups of young people-
If you can help please get in touch with us
Grangemouth High School- Careers event for S2- Thursday 21st November 2019
Grangemouth High School are holding a careers event for S2 pupils (age 13) on Thursday 21st November 2019 from 10:30 – 13:00.
The event hopefully will help pupils engage with employers in an informal setting and ask questions about possible career pathways & the skills they are developing at school and how this can be translated to careers and the world of work
Small groups of pupils will spend 5 minutes with each provider, and may ask you questions about your career, an ouline of what you do, career path etc.
The school are looking for 6 STEM Ambassadors to help on the STEM stall.
If you can help please contact the organising teacher Morag Wright
Perth Grammar School- Careers Fayre, Wednesday 27th November 2019. 09:40am-1:00pm
Perth Grammar School are holding their annual careers event on the above date.
They are looking for STEM Ambassadors/employers to support the fayre. All pupils from S2-S6 will attend the event (approx 900 pupils)
You will be given access to the school from 8.30am to enable you to set up prior to the opening of the Fair to the pupils at 9.40am prompt. The timetable will be set as follows:
Session 1 9.40am-10.25am S2 pupils
Session 2 10.25am-11.10amS3 pupils
Session 3 11.25am-12.10pmS4 pupils
Session 4 12.10pm- 1.00pmS5/6 pupils
If you would like to attend, and are able to support, please contact PT Guidance Stephen Cameron
Dunfermline High School- Routes into employment/Speed Networking
S2 year group- Thursday 28th November 2019, 09:30-12:30- (**40 STEM Ambassadors needed++)
Dunfermline High School in Fife are once again looking to run a Routes into employment/Speed Networking session for their S2 Year group. There are 350 pupils in total in S2, and the event takes place on Thursday 28th November 2019 from 9:30-12:30pm.
The year group will be split into 3, and 116 pupils in each session during the morning in small groups of 3 pupils per STEM Ambassador will ask questions about what you do, what your background is, and questions about you.
They will rotate every 6/7 minutes to give them as many opportunities to get exposure to different types of careers. There is no preparation required on your part as a STEM Ambassador- it's a case of turning up on the day for 9:30 prompt start willing to speak to groups of young people- With the size of the year group, we will need around 40 STEM Ambassadors to make the session viable
If you can help please get in touch with us
Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2019 takes place from 4th-8th November 2019.
IMAX Cinema, Fountain Park, Edinburgh- Speakers needed
Tuesday 19th November 2019, 10am- “Under the Sea”
STEM Learning are working with Into Film, an education charity, to run some events with STEM Ambassador support as part of their film festival this year. The Into Film Festival is the largest free youth film festival in the world and hosts 3,000 free events across the UK to nearly half a million pupils aged 5-19. As part of the STEM Ambassador programme, STEM Learning have agreed to support 10 of their specialised events across the UK where students will see a film and afterwards hear a short talk from an ambassador with an initial connection to the film, but a more general talk about the ambassadors’ career journey or area of interest.
Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh, Fountain Park, EH11 1AF
Tues 19th Nov, 10am Under the Sea (IMAX)-
Primary age pupils
Under the Sea is an underwater look at the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas and the impact of global warming on the oceans. ‘Want to use film to inspire young people into STEM? The Into Film Festival 2019 is the largest free youth film festival in the world which hosts 3,000 free events for students aged 5-19. Into Film, an education charity, are looking for STEM Ambassadors to enthuse young people at their cinema screenings across the UK. In Edinburgh at the Cineworld Edinburgh, Into Film are showing Under the Sea for primary pupils. STEM Ambassadors are needed to speak after the screening, pulling out some STEM themes to discuss from the film and then talk about their own career journey/area of expertise. If you are interested in volunteering, please register your interest and we will be in touch.’ The STEM theme of the film does not have to match the ambassadors’ career/interest but if there is a possibility to link this would be ideal. More than one ambassador can speak, if there is enough interest. Into Film will try and source the film beforehand for the ambassador to see in advance.
If you can help, please get in touch
Auchmuty High School, Glenrothes- Speed Networking Event
Monday 27th January 2020. S2 year group **30 STEM Ambassadors required"""
Auchmuty High School are once again wishing to hold a Speed Networking Event on Monday 27th January, which will run from 9:30-12:30.
This is for their S2 year group before they make their subject choices. There are 240 x S2 pupils who will take part in this, and the year will be split into smaller numbers who will attend the Speed Networking event over the course of the morning.
Pupils will have questions they have prepared in their classes prior to the event that they want to ask STEM Ambassadors about what you do, qualifications that are needed for your job, or if you are a student, what you are studying. This gives the pupils the opportunity for various STEM engagements with real people in real STEM jobs, or studying a STEM course at college or university.
There is no preparation for STEM Ambassadors, just a case of turning up for a 9:30am prompt start on the day, willing to speak to small groups of pupils. They will get 7/8 mins per ambassador before the alarm sounds and they rotate to the next STEM Ambassador.
If you can help please get in touch
Bo'ness Academy - P7-S1 transition project- Natural Disasters
29th and 31st January 2020
Bo'ness Academy are once again holding their P7-S1 transition project with the theme of Natural Disasters.
They are looking for STEM Ambassadors who as part of their role or occupation are involved in Disaster recovery/planning/implementation.
The event will be in a Speed networking set up where small groups of pupils will find out about your job/role.
The event on both days will commence at 08:30am for an 08:50am start and finish at 12:30pm. There will be 40 students in each group, each having 10 mins per person to rotate.
If you can help please get in touch with organising teacher Chris McAlister
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