Infants learning science tricks
Youngsters in Sunderland came together to take part in a science day.
Infants from across the city worked together as part of the fun day to increase pupil engagement in science subjects.
Four infant schools took part, Barnes Infant Academy, Hill View Infant Academy, Diamond Hall Infant Academy and Grindon Infant School.
They were thrilled to be taking part in the Young Science Ambassadors programme.
The aim of the national scheme is to empower children to help raise the profile of science in every school.
Four to six pupils were selected as representatives from each school.
These children were trained to become science presenters, learning how to engage and amaze an audience whilst performing science tricks and demonstrations.
During the day the children took part in lot of events, including the students from Grindon Infant School performing the selfinflating glove trick.
And, the students from Barnes Infant Academy made rainbows.
Now the pupils have the necessary expertise to lead assemblies and science shows, run lunchtime science clubs or entertain their peers with some playground ‘science busking’.
On the day, the Young Science Ambassadors were given their own lab coats and a box of equipment to take back to school so they could put their training into practice straight away.
The schools, teachers and children were awarded certificates at the end of their training.
A spokesman for Steamworks Learning, which ran the event, said: “The Young Science Ambassadors took with them a list of tasks to promote science in their school over the course of the year and will be reporting back on their success through newsletters and social media.”
Steamworks is a notfor-profit organisation on a mission to get more of the country’s children engaged in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, maths and making).
They help schools and communities provide more opportunities to get kids involved by running a range of outstanding schemes throughout the UK.
These include afterschool FabLabs, workshop days, teacher CPD, Young Science Ambassadors and MakerEd UK.
Based in Dronfield, the organisation also provides expert advice and consultancy on STEM and STEAM outreach and education on a national scale.
“Promote science in their school over the course of the year” STEAMWORKS
Sunderland youngsters perform a science trick.