British Science Week
29 March 2018
British Science Week is a ten day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects (STEM) and took place between 9 – 18 March 2018. Primary schools want to embrace this and therefore March was a busy month for our volunteers delivering outreach activities to school children.
During the month CITER visited three schools; Christ the King R.C Primary School in Cardiff on the 12 March, Ninian Park Primary School on the 13 March and Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd on the 28 March. The first visit involved delivering our newest outreach activity; blast-a-biofilm to foundation and year one children. The second and third visit was to deliver our most popular workshop on “blood, bones and gory bits” to year five children .
CITER was delighted to be able to deliver the workshop at Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd bilingually as two of the volunteers were fluent welsh speakers.
Many thanks to the PhD students for delivering these workshops including Adam Moore, Isabella Centeleghe, Alina Akhabetova, Steven Avery, Petar Markov, Thomas Davies, Erin Myles, Iwan Palmer, Lleucu Davies and Amy Codd together with our undergraduate members Joseph Thomson, Lora Jones, Nazneen Banji and Malini Halai.
Public engagement is a key part of CITER and this year's calendar is very busy. CITER would welcome volunteers to attend forthcoming public events and visit local Primary Schools; if you are interested please contact: