Details

Client/funder:
Funded by STFC Nucleus Award Ref: ST/X006190/1

Type of work:
Careers enrichment for primary schools

In Welsh schools:
Sep 2024 – Jan 2026

Author:
Elen Evans

Updated:
20/5/2024

Helping Welsh primary school students build career self-confidence and aspiration – linking with STEM role models with real Welsh connections.

STEM Person of the Week Cymru is a 5-6-week intervention you can easily run in school to help your pupils to see that there are ‘people like them’ working in STEM. This is done by recognising inherent attributes they each have and connecting these to early career role models working in different STEM roles. The project is designed especially for students in Wales, connecting them to Welsh scientists and engineers.

The materials provided are FREE to use in your school, available in Welsh and English, and will be available on Hwb for future use.

In your school
  • A live interactive science show in school for as many students as you wish to include (aged 7-11). The show introduces students to all the featured role models, using short videos, live science experiments and audience participation.

  • A short informal CPD session for year 5 teachers, to provide all materials and teacher support.

  • A pack of role model posters, postcards and stickers for use in teacher-led activity over the next 5-6 weeks.

  • Access to extension work so family and the wider school community can join in!

Project at a glance
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Context
Welsh medium education is central to Wales’s commitment to be a truly bilingual country, and the adoption of the New Curriculum for Wales has highlighted an urgent need for bilingual resources that focus on STEM skills within Careers and Work-Related Experiences (CWRE). STEM Person of the Week directly addresses this need.

This project is available free to primary schools in Wales. You can join the project any time between September 2024 and January 2026. To express interest  for your school, please complete our contact form.

STEM Person of the Week Cymru

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