Practical activities using humour, multi-media, interaction, games, ambassadors and demonstrations from business and industry. Businesses supply volunteers and may support schools with funding. Children work in very small teams with a mentor from a business who helps them achieve exciting challenges.
The following programmes can be tailored to suit curriculum plans and raise aspiration and the purpose of learning.
A small team works with an engineer to built and operate a robotic arms. Students are mentored in teams by engineering ambassadors from academic and industrial backgrounds to construct working lifting machines. The workshop can be tailored for different groups with increasing complexity for the science learning or emphasis on teamwork. The day is supported by the businesses from lifting and access industry who supply demonstrations of the modern lifting technology.
Providing schools with an exciting and practical way of engaging children and families with the maritime heritage in their region. Workshops can be held in school or at a suitable location where there is maritime trade and industry. Boats are decorated and annotated with learning and aspirations for the future. Young Shipwrights have the opportunity to sail their boat. This can be a public launch event which will attract families and large audiences to celebrate children’s achievement.
Bristol programme about the flow of water in and around Bristol, a city with the highest tidal reach of any city in the world. Connecting schools and families to the natural processes that are often ignored and raising awareness of the importance of our relationship with all aspect of water in a changing world.
Practical demonstrations of how the earliest aviators got in the air and an exploration of the future of aviation set in the context of the science and history, Pupils are challenged to build and improve through flight tests a stable glider. Airframes can be kitted out with radio controls and flight units for formation flying at the end of the session or in an end of day air show for parents and other pupil.
A series of games, activities and resources that include ‘I-Spy’ sticker workbooks, ‘skills for life wall chart’ with stickers that relate school learning to life. Activity can incorporate school excursions and volunteers from business and industry into the classroom. There are CPD options for teachers. These include drama training for staging pupil-produced theatre to parents that reveals children’s aspirations for the future at the point of transition to secondary school.