CITER's Primary School Outreach January to March 2020
11 March 2020
CITER's Primary and Secondary Schools outreach programme for the 2019/2020 academic year began in January. Between January and March we visited Christ the King R C Primary School, Cardiff and invited three Primary Schools across the Cardiff areas to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to take part in our popular "blood, bones and gory bits" engagement workshop. In turn we reached out to one hundred and fifty primary school aged children.
On 10 January we returned to Christ the King R C Primary School, Llanishen and delivered the virtual rehabilitation movement games activity to year six children. This activity promotes an understanding of body movement, the function and importance of muscles and the concept of rehabilitation to children.
The first of our Primary School visits to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences took place on 12 February. We invited Tonysguboriau Primary School, Pontyclun for the morning session and Roath Park Primary School for the afternoon session. The "blood, bones and gory bits" engagement workshop includes three hands on activities including blood and cells, bones and organs and maggot racing. The blood and cells activity promotes an understanding of blood component, function and immunity, the bones and organs activity promotes an understanding of human anatomy, organs and organs function whilst the maggot racing activity promotes the concept of wound healing; where medical maggots originate from, life cycle of the fly and the properties of maggots in helping heal wounds.
On 6 March we invited Y Bont Faen Primary School, Cowbridge to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and hosted year two in the morning session and year one in the afternoon session.
Many thanks to our brilliant volunteers for their time and enthusing children about science. We have further workshops scheduled for April and May. For more
information on our engagement opportunities at school workshops and public events please contact: