A small team will work with an engineer to built and operate robotic arms or create rocket rescue equipment. Students teams are supported by engineering ambassadors from business, industry and universities to construct working models of machines. Businesses supply demonstrations of modern lifting and access technology and explore the high tech-future for this industry. The workshop cover science learning (forces) and how teamwork can be measured and improved.
Example Heritage links - In Bristol the project is held on a ship in the harbour and makes use of the historic working cargo cranes.
Providing schools with an exciting and practical way of engaging children and families with the maritime heritage, rivers and water in their region. Workshops to build and sail models of iconic boats can be held in school or at a suitable location with links to maritime trade and industry. Children in small teams will work alongside a business volunteer. Boats will be decorated by each team of builders. The annotated boats will display learning about the heritage or aspirations and understanding of skills for the future. Sailing events can be a public launch event to attract family audiences to celebrate children’s achievement. In Bristol over 100 boats sail in the Bristol Harbour Festival each year.
Example Heritage links - Somerset Rural Life Museum uses models of the Somerset Flattner with KS1 children. This boat helps children discuss the pros-and-cons of the 'Levels' now being being protected from floods.
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. The project provides free resources for science, arts, literacy, and history.
Example Heritage links - Bristol's contentious 'Golden Age of Trade' was built on the tides.
Pupils work with an aerospace engineer to build and fly their own gliders and radio-controlled model airplanes. Following practical demonstrations of how the earliest aviators got in the air and an exploration of the future of aviation pupils are challenged to build and improve their models through flight tests. A half or whole-day event. Whole-days can end with formation flying in the school-hall as part of an air-show for parents and other pupils.
Example Heritage links - Bristol's heritage in advancing aviation. From the Scout to Concorde.
Explore My Future activities and resources with business volunteers that include Top Trumps Job cards packs exploring different careers, ‘I-Spy’ sticker journals and ‘skills for life wall chart’. Activity can incorporate site visits to business partners. There are training options for teachers to build annual events with business partners. These can include drama training for staging pupil-produced theatre for parents that reveal children’s uinderstanding of the skills they are developing and their aspirations for the future as they begin to think of transition to secondary school.
Example Heritage links - Working with Historic England Education to explore the jobs that were important local to a school
Children will 'time-travel' to bring portraits or historical figures to life. Children will recreate people from the past as life size puppets with a story to tell. All the equipment is provided and we tailor the project with teachers to explore any historical period or characters.
Example Heritage links - Children creating conversations between historical figures such as Colston facing with an enquiry by David Walker, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth.