Primary Schools Outreach Events Autumn 2014


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December

9 December: Science Assembly, St Mary's CE Middle School, Puddletown, Dorset

Tim Harrison delivered a performance of Gases in the Air’ to pupils and staff at this middle school as part of a whole school science day. There were a total of 240 Year 5 and Year 6 pupils and teaching staff present.

Bristol ChemLabS were working with the Wiltshire and Dorset STEMNET organization to deliver this event.

November

24 November-15 December: Science Loan Box Event, Begbrook Primary School, Bristol

The school borrowed the Electricity Box to use with 30 Key Stage 2 pupils. The Science Loan Boxes were created thanks to a grant from the AZSTT, now the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and whose placement and restocking was sponsored by a Widening Participation grant held by the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol.

18 November: St Augustine's of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, Bristol

As part of this north Bristol school's Science Week a team from Bristol ChemLabS paid their first visit since 2007. The 156 Year 3 - 6 pupils spent a packed day working with Alison Rivett, Nicolette Moreau, Julia Bartenstein and Anna Baker in a series of hands-on experiments. Afterwards the organiser, John Rodgers, said: "The Year 6 pupils particularly enjoyed finding the strength of the mystery acid whilst Year 5 pupils liked the ‘Slime’ session. The workshops formed part of St Augustine’s Science Week and further enhanced the children’s knowledge of the subject. Thanks very much to Alison and her team for tailoring the sessions to our needs and presenting them so clearly and enthusiastically." The school were pleased to receive a grant from the Bristol and District section of the Royal Society of Chemistry to help towards the costs of the event.

7 November: Science Assembly, Portswood Primary School, Southampton, Hants

Tim Harrison gave an afternoon science assembly to all 240 pupils in Years 3-6 in an event sponsored by a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for giving us the opportunity to have Tim in this afternoon. Needless to say he was absolutely brilliant and we hugely appreciate it - the entire Junior school (240 kids) was buzzing about Science!Class Teacher

5 November: Llangynidr Primary School, Powys

On Guy Fawkes Day Bristol ChemLabS spent the morning at this Welsh school where the 120 Reception to Year 6 saw a demonstration assembly by Alison Rivett all about Fire and Fireworks. Then to kick off their topic work on 'Potions' the 28 Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a practical workshop with postgraduate chemists Jessica Bonham, Ikenna Ndukwe and Nicolette Moreau. The school was pleased to receive a Widening Participation grant held by the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol to help towards the costs of the event. @LlangynidrSch tweeted some pictures from the day (see https://twitter.com/LlangynidrSch or @LlangynidrSch):

04 November: Science Visit, Freshford CofE Primary School, Bath, (N. Somerset) BANES

As part of their Chemistry Week activities Alison Rivett and chemistry postgrads Jessica Bonham and Anna Baker spent the day at this school near Bath. A seasonal demonstration assembly on the theme of 'Fire and Fireworks' for all 150 pupils (including Reception) was followed by hands-on workshops for the 60 Year 3, 4 and 5's (interrupted only briefly by a fire alarm!).You can see some pictures from the day here.

The school were pleased to receive a grant from the Bristol & District section of the Royal Society of Chemistry to help towards the costs of the event.

October

23 October: Science Assembly, St Thomas Garnet Primary School, Bournemouth, Dorset

Dudley Shallcross performed a science assembly at the Dorset school for 100 pupils, teachers and parents. The event was co-sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

23 October: Sea Mills Primary School, Bristol

A team from Bristol ChemLabS visited this local school for the second year running to work with their Year 5 and 6 classes in practical workshops. The 60 pupils worked with Alison Rivett and postgraduate chemists Amir Kaspar, Ikenna Ndukwe and Preeti Kaur on 3 different experiments, including a brand new one investigating 'Acids & Bases'.

The school were pleased to receive a grant from the Bristol and District section of the Royal Society of Chemistry to help towards the costs of the event.

20 October: Bromley Heath Junior School, Bristol

Alison Rivett visited this north Bristol school for the third time as part of their Science Week activities. All 240 Key Stage 2 pupils enjoyed her Demonstration Assembly about the Gases In The Air.

The school were pleased to receive a grant from the Bristol & District section of the Royal Society of Chemistry to help towards the costs of the event.

8 October: Visit by Moorpark Junior School, Stoke

60 Year 6 pupils and their teachers from Moorpark Junior school made the long journey from Staffordshire to spend the day in the School of Chemistry. In the morning they worked with postgraduate STEM Ambassadors Ash Griffith, Emma Blackham, Thomas Nunns & Katie Feeney on 3 experiments in the in the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories. Following a tour around the department they then enjoyed 'A Chemical Delight' Lecture Demonstration by Alison Rivett in one of the lecture theatres.

This event was sponsored by the Bristol Chemical Synthesis Centre for Doctoral Training

3 October: Science Assembly, Tewkesbury C of E Primary School, Gloucs

Tim Harrison, assisted by Nick Barker (Warwick), delivered a science assembly on ‘Gases in the Air’ for pupils in Years 3-6 (KS2) at this large primary school. This event was sponsored by an outreach grant from the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol.

2 October: Preston Primary School, Yeovil

Thanks to funding from EDF's Inspire programme a team from Bristol ChemLabS visited this Somerset school for the day. Following a deminstration Assembley about Gases In The Air for all 240 Key Stage 2 pupils by Alison Rivett the two year 6 classes then took part in hands-on workshops with Alison and research chemists Ikenna Ndukwe and Amir Kaspar.

1 October: Chemistry Lectures, Caerleon Comprehensive School, Gwent

Tim Harrison gave two lecture demonstrations to several Key Stage 2 groups hosted by the South Wales secondary school. The local primary schools attending were: Charles Williams Primary School, Lodge Primary and Usk Primary, Langstone Primary and Goytre Primary schools. This event is sponsored by a widening participation grant held by the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol.

September

30 September: Chemistry Assemblies, Lliswerry High School, Newport, Gwent

Tim Harrison gave 2 performances of the lecture demonstration 'Gases in the Air' to a total of 110 Year 6 pupils hosted by this Welsh state secondary school. 8 teachers also saw the lecture.

The primary schools participating were: St Andrew's Junior School (Newport) and Maindee Primary School (Newport).

This event was funded as part of a widening participation project funded by the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol.

23 September: Science Assembly, Mynydd Cynffig Junior School, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, South Wales

Tim Harrison gave an afternoon science assembly on 'Gases in the Air' to all 90 pupils in Year 5 and 6 and two teachers at the Welsh school. The event was sponsored by a research grant in enzyme chemistry held by a consortium of Bristol and Cardiff universities.

19 September: Science Assembly, St George’s CofE Primary, Bristol

Tim Harrison gave a performance of the demonstration assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ to all 26 Year 5 and 6 pupils at the small local primary school. The event was partially sponsored by a widening participation grant held by the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol.

17 September: Visit by Foulds Primary, Barnet

45 Year 6 pupils and their teachers from Foulds Primary School made the journey from London to spend the day in the School of Chemistry. The pupils worked with Alison Rivett and postgraduate chemists Gary Bradshaw, Amir Kaspar & Ikenna Ndukwe on four practical experiments in the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories. This was followed by a tour of the department and a Lecture Demonstration in one of the lecture theatres by Tim Harrison. This was the school's second visit to Bristol ChemLabS.

10 September: Science Assembly, St Stephen's Junior School, Kingswood, Bristol

Tim Harrison visited this local primary school to deliver morning science assembly for all 360 pupils in Years 3-6 as part of the school’s Science Week. The visit was sponsored by a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

09 September: Hillcrest Primary School, Bristol

Sarah Glover and Matt England delivered two Slime Workshops for a total of 49 Year 4 pupils at this local Totterdown school. This event started their term’s chemistry unit off with a stimulus to get the children excited about their learning.

"The day was brilliant. Both the classes were really thrilled to start off their term that way!" (Year 4 teacher)

03-24 September: Science Loan Box Event, Hillcrest Primary School, Bristol

The school borrowed the Water and Liquids Box to use with 30 Key Stage 2 pupils. The Science Loan Boxes were created thanks to a grant from the AZSTT, now the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and whose placement and restocking was sponsored by a Widening Participation grant held by the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol.

 

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