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Science Ambassadors

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In this programme, three science and engineering professionals volunteer their time and expertise to work alongside teachers at Royal Kent school in Surrey.

Organised through the SETPOINT charity in Surrey, their aim is to introduce pupils to the world of engineering, raise attainment in science and technology and hopefully inspire some pupils to take up engineering as a career. The ambassadors all enjoy their classroom experience once they've survived the first encounter which, for one, was like "your worst boardroom meeting".

For the teachers, the double act throws up lots of ideas and inspires the children. For the pupils, the lessons is hands-on and fun and since they are forced to listen more carefully to what the ambassadors are saying they retain the information well.

Topics include:

  • Reflection and Refraction experiments with Year 3
  • Building, firing and testing water rockets with Year 6
  • Making and racing land yachts with Year 4

Part of the series: Inspirations

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