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Activities run by the Bristol ChemLabS Outreach team for primary schools

Teachers are asked to check back to these pages regularly to see details about these events as they become available. Those members of our Primary Schools network will have the details of events sent to them as soon as they become available. Teachers who are not yet part of this network may join simply by emailing chemart-quiz@bristol.ac.uk.

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For an "at-a-glance" overview of all Bristol ChemLabS Outreach activities please check the general Outreach activies page.

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April

16-18 April: PSTT Science Assemblies, North of England and Scotland

These dates have been set aside for a series of science assemblies in the north of the UK.

23 April: PSTT Science Assembly, Modbury Primary School, Modbury, Devon

Bristol ChemLabS will visit this rural school to perform an afternoon science assembly to pupils in Years 2-6 and their teachers. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with PSTT College member Katharine Pemberton in the organisation of this event. Such visits are sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and form part of a nationwide project of visits. This visit will be one of several in the region this week.

23 April: Science Assembly, Cornwood School, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon

Tim Harrison, aided by Postdoctoral Chemist Jonny Furze, will visit this Devonian school.  Pupils in Years 2-6 will enjoy the now infamous assembly on ‘Gases in the Air’ during the morning. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with Teacher Emma Newman in the organisation of this event. Such visits form part of a series of such assemblies sponsored by a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

29 April: Science Assembly, Stane Primary School, Torbothie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

Bristol ChemLabS will be presenting the lecture demonstration 'Gases in Air’ to pupils in P4-7 in this small village school.

Bristol ChemLabS will be working with teacher Karen White in the organisation for this event. The event is sponsored by a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group at the University of Bristol.

30 April: PSTT Science Assemblies, St Monica's Catholic Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland

Tim Harrison and Jonny Furze will be visiting this school performing the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ for senior pupils during the afternoon. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with Nicola Roberts (Headteacher) and Lisa Sweeney PSTT College member in the organisation of this event which is sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT).

30 April: PSTT Science Assembly, Mearns Primary School, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, East Renfrewshire

Tim Harrison and Jonny Furze will be visiting this region to perform the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ for senior pupils at this PSTT nominated school during the morning. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with PSTT College member Paul Tyler in the organisation of this event. The visit is sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and is part of a nationwide outreach project.

May

01 May: PSTT Science Assembly, Lancashire

Tentative: Tim Harrison and Jonny Furze will be visiting this region to performi the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ for senior pupils at a PSTT nominated school during the morning. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with PSTT College Mentor Michelle Grimshaw in the organisation of this event. The visit is sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and is part of a nationwide outreach project.

02-03 May: Science Assemblies, Gloucestershire Learning Alliance MAT, Cheltenham, Gloucs

Tentative: Jonny Furze will be presenting a series of up to 4 science assemblies for Years2-6 as part of this clusters’ science week programme. Bristol ChemLabs is working with Headteacher Shona Swan in the delivery of this project.

The schools involved are likely to be: Longford Park Primary Academy (Gloucester), Bishops Cleeve Primary Academy, Springbank Primary Academy, Rowanfield Infants school Jointly with Rowanfield Junior School. Badsey First School (Evesham), the last member of the cluster, will be visited at a later date.

02 May: Science Assembly, Badsey First School, Badsey, Evesham, Worcs

Jonny Furze will visit this school so that pupils in Years 2-6 can enjoy, the now infamous, assembly on ‘Gases in the Air’ during the morning. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Headteacher Jon Moss in the organisation of this event. The visit is sponsored by the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance.

02 May: Science Assembly, Bishops Cleeve Primary Academy, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucs

Jonny Furze will visit this school so that pupils in Years 2-6 can enjoy, the now infamous, assembly on ‘Gases in the Air’ during the afternoon. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Science Lead Keir Jones in the organisation of this event. The visit is sponsored by the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance.

03 May: Science Assembly, Springbank Primary Academy, Cheltenham, Gloucs

Jonny Furze will visit this school so that pupils in Years 2-6 can enjoy, the now infamous, assembly on ‘Gases in the Air’ during the morning. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Science Leads Helen Brown and Matt Human in the organisation of this event. The visit is sponsored by the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance.

03 May: Science Assembly, Rowanfield Junior and Infants Schools, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucs

Jonny Furze will visit this school so that pupils in Years 2-6 can enjoy, the now infamous, assembly on ‘Gases in the Air’ during the afternoon. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Deputy Headteacher Sona Swan, and Science Leads Megan Hill and Chris Tookey in the organisation of this event. The visit is sponsored by the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance.

17 May: Science Assemblies, Minehead Middle and Danesfield Middle Schools, Somerset

Jonny Furze will visit each of these schools to perform at each the science assembly 'Gases in the Air' during the day. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with Emily Wishart of West Somerset Council and teachers Gavin Fry and Mark James in the organisation of these events. The visit is expected to be sponsored by EDF Energy.

20 May: Science Assembly, Bromley Heath Junior School, Bristol

Bristol ChemLabS will return to this north Bristol school (for the seventh time) to once again kick off their Science Week with a demonstration assembly on the theme of 'Gases in the Air'. The 240 KS2 children are always excited to see such assemblies. The school is expected to receive a small grant from the Bristol Section of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to help towards the cost of the event.

21 May: PSTT Science Assemblies, Highlands Primary School, Ilford, Essex

Both Tim Harrison and Jonny Furze, will spend the afternoon in Essex working with PSTT College member Vanessa Seehra delivering 2 simultaneous science assemblies on the topic of ‘Gases in the Air’ at this primary school. One assembly will be for Years 2-3, the other pupils in Years 4-6. Bristol ChemLabS will liaise with Science Coordinator and new PSTT College member Vanessa Seehra in the organisation of this event. Such visits form part of a series of assemblies sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) taking place across the UK.

22 May: PSTT Science Assembly, Fairway Primary School, Offerton, Stockport, Cheshire

Tim Harrison, aided by Jonny Furze, will present the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ to pupils in Years 2-6 and their teachers during the morning.  

Bristol ChemLabS is working with Science Lead and PSTT College member Louise Bousfield in the organisation of this event. The event is sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT). This is one of several such events in the region during the two-day visit.

22 May: PSTT Science Assembly, Great Moor Infant School, Great Moor, Stockport, Cheshire

Tim Harrison, aided by Jonny Furze, will present the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ to pupils in Years 2-6 and their teachers during the afternoon.

Bristol ChemLabS is working with science lead and PSTT College member Toby Tyler in the organisation of this event. The event is sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT). This is one of several such events in the region during the two-day visit.

23 May: PSTT Science Assembly, St Anne's Roman Catholic Primary School, Crumpsall, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Tim Harrison, aided by Jonny Furze, will present the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ to pupils in Years 2-6 and their teachers.

Bristol ChemLabS is working with science lead and PSTT College member Michelle Clegg in the organisation of this event.  The event is sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT). This is one of several such events in the region during the two-day visit.

23 May: PSTT Science Assembly, Lowerplace Primary School, Kingsway, Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Tim Harrison, aided by Jonny Furze, will present the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ to pupils in Years 2-6 and their teachers.

Bristol ChemLabS will work with science lead and new PSTT College member Cristopher Lowe in the organisation of this event. The event is sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT). This is one of several such events in the region during the two-day visit.

23-24 May: PSTT Science Assemblies, NW England

Tim Harrison and Jonny Furze will be visiting PSTT College members’ schools in the Liverpool, Manchester and Stockport areas during this period. Pupils in Years 2-6, and their teachers, will see the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with PSTT College member and PSTT Area Mentor Michelle Grimshaw in the organisation of these events. The assemblies are sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and form part of a national project of such visits.

June

06 June: PSTT Science Assemblies, Linlithgow Primary School, Edinburgh, Scotland

Tim Harrison and Jonny Furze will be visiting this school performing the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ for senior pupils. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with Deputy Head teacher and PSTT College member Robbie Taylor in the organisation of this event which is sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT). The PSTT International Primary Science Conference is in Edinburgh later this week.

06-09 June 2019: International Primary Science Education Conference (PSEC), Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Scotland

Advance Notice: Please pass on to colleagues interested in Primary Science Teaching The Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) are holding their biannual primary conference in 2019. This will be held in Edinburgh at EICC. This world class venue is located close to the city centre, giving delegates the chance to explore the sights. Please see www.primaryscienceconference.org.

07 June: Science Demonstration, PSTT International Science Conference, Edinburgh

Tim Harrison/ and Postdoctoral Chemist Jonny Furze, will perform a shortened version of the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ during the afternoon to 180 pupils attending the conference pupils in Years 2-6 and their teachers will enjoy the assembly. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with PSTT College Member Ali Eley in the organisation for the event. Such visits form part of a series of such assemblies sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) across the UK.

08 June: A Pollutant’s Tale, PSTT International Science Conference, Edinburgh

Tim Harrison and Dudley Shallcross will be presenting this workshop for Primary Science teachers to end the international conference. The event is sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT).

19 June: Science Assembly for Year 4, Holymead Primary School, Bristol

Bristol ChemLabS will deliver the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ to 90 Year 4 pupils at this local school. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Nikki Holland in the organisation of the event.

21 June: Science Assembly, The Mead Community Primary School, Hilperton, Trowbridge, BANES

Tim Harrison will visit this academy school to perform the lecture demonstration ‘Gases in the Air’ to around 200 pupils in Years 5 and 6 from the local consortium of primary schools. The assembly is scheduled to start at 10:00 am. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Neil Griffiths (STEM Lead) in the organisation of this event. The visit is sponsored by a widening participation grant held by the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol.

24 June: Primary Assembly and Workshops, Monkton Park Primary School, Chippenham, Wilts

A team of research chemists, led by Jonny Furze, will deliver a science assembly for the whole school and 2 workshops for senior pupils. The event will kick-start the school’s STEM week. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Helen Hughes (Year 6 Teacher) in the organisation of this event.

July

September

09 September: Primary Schools Open Laboratory Day, Bristol ChemLabS

50 Year 6 pupils from Haywards Primary School (Tiverton, Devon) will make their annual trip to Bristol ChemLabS for a morning of practical work and an afternoon tour and lecture demonstration. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Ruth Dixon in the organisation of this event.

10 September: Primary Schools Open Laboratory Day, Bristol ChemLabS

Up to 50 Year 6 pupils from Fould’s Primary School (Barnet, N. London) will make their annual trip to Bristol ChemLabS for a morning of practical work and an afternoon tour and lecture demonstration. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Suzanne Wilkins in the organisation of this event.

23-27 September: Science Assemblies, Dorset PSTT Cluster, Dorset

These dates have been reserved for schools of members of the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and their cluster project members. Bristol ChemLabS will organise these events in conjunction with Helen Ellis (PSTT College Member). Such school visits take place all over England, Scotland and Wales.

October

01 October: PSTT Science Assembly, St Joseph’s Primary School, Launceston, Cornwall

Tim Harrison, or Postdoctoral Chemist Jonny Furze, will visit this Cornish school to perform the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ to an audience of primary pupils. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with PSTT College member and deputy headteacher Caroline Skerry in the organisation of this event. Such visits form part of a series of such assemblies sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) across the UK.

03 October: Science Assemblies, Sheldon School, Chippenham, Wilts

Tim Harrison and Jonny Furze will give a series of science assemblies to students at the school and invited primary students from the local area. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Deputy Headteacher Alison Simpson in the organisation of this visit. The event is sponsored by a widening participation grant held by the University of Bristol.

10 October: Science Assembly for Sidmouth Science Festival, Newton Poppleford Primary School, Sidmouth, Devon

Tentative: As part of a series of demonstrations in Sidmouth helping to celebrate science in the town during the week-long series of events for school students and the wider public. Bristol ChemLabS will perform a science assembly for pupils in Years 2-6 and their teachers. Bristol ChemLabS will work with Dr Chris Lockyear, event organiser, in the initial planning for the day’s visit. This event will be sponsored by a NERC portfolio of grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

10 October: South Gloucestershire Educational Awards Evening 2019, Aerospace Bristol, Bristol

Tim Harrison will be making an appearance at this awards evening for primary and secondary students, their parents and teachers. Tim will be giving a display of practical chemistry and physics as well as making some of the presentations to winners. Around 500 people are expected at this event which will include senior management at Aerospace Bristol. This event will be partly sponsored by a widening participation grant held by the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol.

21-25 October: Science Assemblies, Leeds PSTT Clusters, Leeds, W.Yorks

These dates have been reserved for schools of members of the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and their cluster project members. These school visits will be all over England and Wales.

2020

January

February

01 February: Science Assembly, Bridge Farm Primary School, Whitchurch, Bristol

Bristol ChemLabS will visit this school to deliver a science assembly for students in Years 2-6. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with teacher Jessica Lockyear in the organisation of this visit. The event will be sponsored by a Widening Participation grant held by the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol.


STEM Ambassadors programme

Postgraduates at the School of Chemistry are undertaking Ambassador training to equip them with the information and skills required to go into schools to talk to students.

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