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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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2017

September

15 September: Year 6/7 STEM Conference at St Mark's School, Bath, BANES

A team of Postgraduate Chemists, led by Jonny Furze, will present a one-hour lecture demonstration on ‘Gases in the Air’ to around 200 Year 6 primary pupils and Year 7 secondary students to kick-off this STEM conference. This is the second year in a row that Bristol ChemLabS has been involved in this annual event. The visit is sponsored by a widening participation grant held by the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol.

18 September: Primary Science Day, Bristol ChemLabS

Around 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.

19 September: Primary Science Day, Bristol ChemLabS

Year 6 pupils from Foulds Primary School (Barnet, London) will return for their annual visit to the Teaching Laboratories to undertake a circus of experiments and model building. In the afternoon around 45 pupils and accompanying teaching staff will tour the department and enjoy a lecture demonstration. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with Science Coordinator Suzanne Wilkins in the organisation of the day.

21 September: Science Assembly, Almondsbury CofE Primary School, S. Gloucs

Tim Harrison will visit this local primary school to deliver the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ to all pupils and staff. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with Science Coordinator Katie Goode in the organisation of this event. The event is sponsored by a widening participation grant held by the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol.

November

07 November: Science Assembly, Ledbury Primary School, Ledbury, Worcs

Tim Harrison will be visiting this school to deliver the ' Gases in the Air' science assembly. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with Anna Perry (science coordinator) in the organisation of this event. The visit, one of two expected in the area today, is sponsored by a portfolio of NERC research grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group ( ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

14 November: ECU Primary Schools Presentation, ECU Campus, Perth, Western Australia

Tim Harrison and Dudley Shallcross will be performing the lecture demonstration ’Gases in the Air’ to several hundred primary pupils and teachers from schools in the Greater Perth area. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Magda Wajrak of Edith Cowan University (ECU) Australia in the organisation and delivery of this event.

14 November: ECU Primary Schools Presentation, ECU Campus, Bunbury Campus, Bunbury, Western Australia

Tim Harrison and Dudley Shallcross will be performing the lecture demonstration ’Gases in the Air’ to several hundred primary pupils and teachers from schools in the Bunbury area. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Magda Wajrak of Edith Cowan University (ECU) Australia in the organisation and delivery of this event.

December

05 December: EDF Sponsored Lecture Demonstrations, Bridgwater and Taunton College, Somerset

Tim Harrison will be delivering 2 lecture demonstrations of ‘Gases in the Air’ to an audience of primary pupils as part of a STEM event sponsored by EDF Energy. Bristol ChemLabS is supporting Claire Coulston (EDF’s HPC Inspire Programme) in the organisation of this event.

06 December: Primary Schools Christmas Chemistry Demonstration, Bristol ChemLabS

The now annual Primary Christmas Chemistry Conference has been set for this date. The afternoon session will run from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Local primary schools will be invited.

 As usual there will be an opportunity for the consumption of mince pies or biscuits. The event is sponsored by a widening participation grant held by the Science Faculty of the University of Bristol.

18 December: Primary Science Assemblies, John of Gaunt School, Trowbridge, Somerset

This date has been reserved for Tim Harrison to deliver science assemblies to pupils from local primary schools. John of Gaunt School is playing host to the event that is being organised by Pauli Roger (PSTT) and Pippa Buchan (KS2/KS3 transition JioG) This forms part of a series of such assemblies sponsored by a Widening Participation grant held by the Science Faculty at the University of Bristol.

January 2018

16 January: St Fagans CoW Primary School, Cardiff, South Wales

A team from Bristol ChemLabS will be returning to This Welsh Primary school to deliver a science assembly and workshops. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with PSTT College member Linda Curwen in the delivery of this event which will involve other local schools. The event is sponsored by the Primary Schools Teaching Trust (PSTT).

23 January: Annual Primary Schools’ Lecture Demonstration (Assembly), Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Gloucs

An afternoon demonstration assembly for senior primary school pupils, and hosted by Cheltenham Lades’ College, for state and independent primary schools in the region is now becoming a regular fixture in the Bristol ChemLabS Outreach year. As usual Tim Harrison (Bristol) will perform the lecture demonstration ‘Gases in the Air’ and a lecture demonstration. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Matt Gill (Cheltenham Ladies’) in the organisation of the event. The event is sponsored by a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group at the University of Bristol and the Bristol and District branch of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Expected timings will be 1:30- 2:45pm. The event is free of charge. For bookings please contact Simone at chem-net@bristol.ac.uk or directly with CLC.

February 2018

09 February: Primary Science Morning, Bryanston School, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Tim Harrison will be performing the science lecture demonstration ‘Gases in the Air’ to senior pupils from local primary and prep schools. The event is sponsored from a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

22-23 February: Chemistry Demonstrations, Commonweal School, Swindon, Wilts

During this period Tim Harrison is expecting to spend a day at this school giving a series of one hour-long demonstration lectures for younger students at the school and for senior pupils from regional primary schools. A total of 300 students in 3 lectures will be engaged, Bristol ChemLabS will be working with teacher Polly Long (Commonweal School). The event is sponsored by a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

27 February: Science Assemblies, St Margaret's Junior School Whitnash, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Tim Harrison will be visiting this large primary school to give several science assemblies during the day to the majority of pupils and staff. An additional assembly after school 'Family Learning Evening' is also in the planning. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Dr Rebecca Ellis at the school in the organisation of this visit. This event is expected to be sponsored by a portfolio of NERC research grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

28 February: Science Assembly, The Ferncumbe CofE Primary School, Hatton, Warwickshire

Tim Harrison will visit this small rural primary school to deliver the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ to around 150 pupils and staff in the first of 2 visits in the area during the day. This planned visit has already resulted in the school nominating the week of the visit as the school’s Science Week. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with Science Coordinator Pauline Grier in the organisation of these events. The visits are sponsored by a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

28 February: Science Assembly, The Federation of Briar Hill and St Margarets Primary Schools, Whitnash, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Tim Harrison will visit these two rural schools on a joint campus to deliver the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ to pupils and staff in the second of 2 visits in the area during the day. Bristol ChemLabS is working with Science Coordinator Pauline Grier (The Ferncumbe CofE Primary School) in the organisation of these events. The visits are sponsored by a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.​

March 2018

01 March: Science Assembly, Old Stratford Primary School, Milton Keynes, Northants

Tim Harrison will be performing the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ for pupils at this small rural school during the morning. Bristol ChemLabS is working with primary science teacher Jenny Else in the organisation of this visit to the school. The visit, one of two expected in the area today, is sponsored by a portfolio of NERC research grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

01 March: Science Assembly, New Bradwell Primary School, Milton Keynes, Northants

Tim Harrison will be performing the science assembly ‘Gases in the Air’ for pupils at this small rural school during the morning. Bristol ChemLabS is working with cluster primary science teacher Jenny Else in the organisation of this visit to the school. The visit, one of two expected in the area today, is sponsored by a portfolio of NERC research grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

05 March: Science Assembly, Lady Eleanor Holles, Hampton, Middlesex

Tim Harrison will make an inaugural day-long visit to this girls school to give a performance of ‘Gases in the Air’ to the junior school pupils and to Year 5 and 6 pupils from several nearby primary schools. Bristol ChemLabS will be working with Catherine Packer (Chemistry Teacher) in the organisation of this event. The event is sponsored by a portfolio of NERC research grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

13 March: PSTT Science Assembly,Evergreen Primary School, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Tim Harrison will return to this special needs primary school to deliver a science assembly to pupils, staff and parents during National Science Week. Tim will be working with PSTT College member Faye James in the organisation of this visit.

September 2018

18 September: Primary Science Day, Bristol ChemLabS

Around 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.


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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