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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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 December 2018

11 December: PSTT ‘Wonders of the Earth’ Science Assembly, St Mark' CofE Junior School, Salisbury, Wilts

The lecture demonstration ‘Wonders of the Earth’ will be presented by Sibongile Twala (SciBono Science Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa), aided by Chemist Jonny Furze (Bristol) to members of Key stage 2. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with Peter Sainsbury, PSTT Cluster Advisor, in the organisation of this event. The visit is sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT).

12 December: Science Demonstration, The King’s School, Gloucester, Gloucs

Sibongile Twala (SciBono Science Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa), aided by Bristol Chemists Tim Harrison and Jonny Furze, will visit this primary school (acting as host) to perform a science assembly to pupils aged Y4-6 from local schools and to Key Stage 2 students. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with deputy head teacher Saskia O’Sullivan in the organisation of this event. This visit will be sponsored by the Bristol and District branch of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

13-18 December: Science Assemblies, for PSTT College Members and Clusters

This date has 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.

19 December: Science Assembly, Waycroft Academy. Primary School, Bristol

Bristol ChemLabS will be performing the science assembly 'Gases in the Air' to pupils and staff in Years 2-6 in this two form entry school during the morning. The visit is sponsored by a widening participation grant held by the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol.

January 2019

07 January: Perfume Chemistry Christmas Lecture, Frome Vale Primary School, Bristol

Tim Harrison will return to this local primary school to give a talk on ‘smelly chemistry’. The event is sponsored by a grant from the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

15 January: Science Assembly, Exeter Junior School, Devon

A team from Bristol ChemLabS will be visiting this independent school to deliver a science assembly during the morning. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with PSTT College member Sue Marks (Headteacher) in the delivery of this event which may involve other local schools. The event is sponsored by the Primary Schools Teaching Trust (PSTT).

17-18 January: Christmas Conference Lectures, St Bede’s Catholic College, Bristol

Bristol ChemLabS will revisit this local specialist science college for the 11th consecutive year to deliver a series of lecture demonstrations to pupils from their feeder primary schools and several of their own year groups. The visit is subsidised by a Widening Participation grant held by the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with science teacher Jo Pascoe in the organisation of this event.

31 January: Primary Science Demonstrations, Sherborne School for Girls, Sherborne, Dorset

im Harrison and Jonny Furze will be presenting the assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ to local primary and preparatory school from the region. in Years 5-7. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with Tony Angelosanto in the organisation of this event. The visit is sponsored by a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol. And by the Bristol and District branch of the RSC.

February 2019

11-12 February: Science Visits, Hollymount Primary, Tolladine, Worcester

Tentative: Tim Harrison will be working with Nick Barker (Warwick) at this and other local schools in a project funded by a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

14-15 February: Science Visits, Hollymount Primary, Tolladine, Worcester

Tentative: Tim Harrison will be working with Nick Barker (Warwick) at this and other local schools in a project funded by a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

27, 28 February and 01 March: PSTT Science Assemblies, Enfield Cluster, North London

Tentative: A team from Bristol ChemLabS will be visiting these north London Primary schools to deliver a series of 5 science assemblies. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with PSTT Cluster Lead Stacey Reid (Assistant Headteacher, Latymer All Saints Primary School) in the delivery of this event which may involve other local schools. The event is sponsored by the Primary Schools Teaching Trust (PSTT).

27 February: PSTT Science Assembly, Lavender Primary School, Enfield, N. London

Tim Harrison, aided by Postgraduate Chemist Jonny Furze, will visit this London state primary school to perform the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ during the afternoon. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with PSTT Cluster lead Stacey Reid. Such visits form part of a series of such assemblies sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) across the UK.

28 February: PSTT Science Assembly, Latymer All Saints Primary School, Enfield, N. London

Tim Harrison, aided by Postgraduate Chemist Jonny Furze, will visit this N. London state primary school to perform the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with PSTT Cluster lead Stacey Reid. Such visits form part of a series of such assemblies sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) across the UK. There will be several such assemblies in this period in Enfield.

March 2019

01 March: PSTT Science Assembly, Galliard Primary School, Enfield, N. London

Tim Harrison, aided by Postgraduate Chemist Jonny Furze, will visit this N. London state primary school to perform the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ during the morning. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with PSTT Cluster lead Stacey Reid. Such visits form part of a series of such assemblies sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) across the UK. There will be several such assemblies in this period in Enfield.

15 March: Science Assembly, Ferndown Middle School, Ferndown, Dorset

Bristol ChemLabS will visit this wining school as part of the prize for the 2017/18 CLEAPSS Primary Science Competition. The several assemblies, for 543 pupils in Years 3-8 will be ‘Gases in the Air’. The overall wining school – Ferndown Middle school in Dorset are set to be the recipient of the prize. Bristol ChemLabS are working with Jason Harding of CLEAPSS and headteacher Sophie Owen in the organisation of the visit. The prize is sponsored by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT).

May 2019

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.

June 2019

03-05 June: PSTT Science Assemblies, Southern Scotland

These dates have been set aside for primary science assemblies in the region in advance of the International Primary Science Conference in Edinburgh later this week. Tm Harrison and Jonny Furze will be visiting schools of PSTT College members performing the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’.

04 June: PSTT Science Assemblies, Linlithgow Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland

Tm 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.

05 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: ‘Perfume Chemistry’, PSTT International Science Conference, Edinburgh

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

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).

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.

September 2019

09 September: Primary Schools Open Laboratory Day, Bristol ChemLabS

This date has been set aside for working with primary schools in the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory with an afternoon lecture demonstration.

10 September: Primary Schools Open Laboratory Day, Bristol ChemLabS

This date has been set aside for working with primary schools in the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory with an afternoon lecture demonstration.

11-12 September: Chemistry Camp and Open Laboratories Programme, Bristol ChemLabS

The new 2-day chemistry camp for school groups (Y11-13) will be held in this slot The camp comprises extraction of caffeine from tea, an organic synthesis of a drug, a perfume chemistry workshop and spectroscopy tours, talks, tours and demonstrations. A group of Post 16 from Reigate Grammar School, Surrey (Julian Sergeant) will be attending. There are still 20 places available on this camp. Please contact Lauren on chem-net@bristol.ac.uk for more information.

2020

January

22 January: RSC’s Analytical Chemistry Competition, Bristol ChemLabS

The Schools' Analyst Competition is a competition run by the RSC's Analytical Division for Y12 students studying A level Chemistry or equivalent (i.e. Year 12).  The Analytical Division’s Regions hold heats, in early spring each year, to select a team or teams, to go through to the National Final (held in June). Each team comprises three students (with an accompanying teacher). Sixteen team places are available. Bristol ChemLabS is hosting one of the 3 Western Division of the Analytical Division’s competitions. Only 2 school teams from the 3 heats expected in the region are expected to go through to the national finals.

At the time of writing there will not be a programme for accompanying teachers, but a room will be provided for marking etc. Teachers who have not previously visited the school of chemistry will have the opportunity for a tour if requested in advance.

The date for the commencement of booking places will be 01 July 2019. Please contact Lauren on chem-net@bristol.ac.uk to book or for more information. A waiting list will be employed in case of last minute team withdrawals.


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