Join Forest’s Virtual Science Week
As part of the national British Science Week, Forest has for many years provided a programme of exciting and lectures, workshops and activities for Forest pupils and hundreds of children from our neighbouring partner schools, all designed to inspire children to explore the world of STEM and enhance their understanding of Science.
This year, the programme has been transformed into a series of virtual activities and talks, tailored to KS1 and KS2 working closely with another North London independent school – University College School. The programme centres on the theme of Living Sustainably linking in with this year’s national theme of ‘Innovating for the Future’. The activities that were originally intended to be classroom-based have now been adapted, using videos combined with kitchen/craft-based projects that can easily be accomplished at home with minimal equipment. Topics and activities include:
- AI – write your own algorithm
- Animal habitats with Simon Watt – Biologist and head of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society
- Recycling – making your own plastic
- Natural dyes – do try this at home
- Design a green home with Kyson Architects
Our partners at UCS have provided content for several of these topics and are leading the design competition and, through their relationships with schools in their local community, will reach more than 20 schools in their local area with this content.
The benefit of this being a virtual event, is that there are no geographical limits to the number of schools that can access the content and participate in the activities, and the materials will be available after next week for those schools prefer to delay until after the first week back in school this year. Forest School’s Director of Outreach has already sent out the pack of materials for Virtual Science Week to schools in Gloucestershire, Manchester and Essex and there is still time for schools to sign up to access the extensive line up of content and activities. Please contact AK@forest.org.uk for further information.