National Science Week 2023
British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of thousands of events running throughout the whole of the UK (10th – 19th March) with the aim of celebrating science, engineering, technology and maths. This year the National Science Week theme is ‘Connections‘ and Bell Baxter High School is planning a series of lunchtime workshops to encourage engagement …
Celebrating togetherness, after a period of isolation, ‘Connections’ is an apt theme. One of the key objectives of Science Week is to inspire young people to take up careers in these areas and develop a passion for Science.
Why is this important?
The Royal National Science Society published findings that shows: ‘A lack of diversity across the scientific community represents a large loss of potential talent to the UK. Restricted opportunity and diversity limits not only UK competitiveness and prosperity, but also vitality in the wider scientific workforce and creativity in society. Individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, certain minority ethnic groups, women, and disabled people are all currently underrepresented in education, training and employment related to STEM.’
Bell Baxter High School is celebrating National Science week by holding events for primary schools as well as lunchtime workshops for students.
Along with the STEM curriculum designed by Mr McGlynn – where S2 students are currently investigating wind turbine designs by measuring voltage produced and S1 are working on their microbits project – Mrs Lorimer (Head of Science Faculty), Dr Sugden, Mr Munro, Mrs Rees, Mr McGlynn (STEM Lead), Dr Parker, Mrs Burton and Mr Hill will be delivering a range of workshops to spark students’ curiosity of various areas within science.
The school is also planning activities for parents and carers to take part in with prizes for the winners!
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