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    A Festival of STEM

    Year 11/12 STEM Careers Event – What will I study for A-level?

    Date: Friday 9th November 2018

    Time: 10.00am – 1.15pm

    Venue: W5

    Target Audience: GSCE students

    To inspire and encourage prospective A Level students to consider pursuing a STEM career, by demonstrating real life examples and how lessons learnt in school link to the world of work. We wish to communicate how employers value people with STEM qualifications not only for their specific skills and knowledge, but also for the advanced skills that STEM qualifications typically bring: technical competence, analytical and problem solving skills, numeracy and intellectual rigour. This will be reinforced by guest lecturers, practical STEM demonstrations and a diverse range of STEM employer information stands which will provide students with the opportunity to engage with volunteers who have pursued and work in the local STEM sector.

    Sport Science STEM Workshop (Ulster University)

    Date: Monday 19th November 2018

    Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Venue: W5

    Target Audience: Up to 200 GCSE Students and Teachers

    The aim of the Sport Science workshop is for pupils to participate in a range of activities, enabling them to develop a greater understanding of what a career in Sport Science will entail.

    The Sport Science Workshop aims to offer insight into Biomechanics, Sports Physiology, Performance Analysis and Physical Activity for pupils in Year 12 who are currently undertaking GCSE PE. The workshop will provide opportunities for pupils to engage in scientific approaches to analysing performance in sport and exercise. It is hoped that the Sport Science Workshop will have a positive impact on their GCSE Physical Education performance and consequently their aspirations and long term involvement in education.

    Little Sparks Meet Big Giants

    Date: Wednesday 21st November 2018

    Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Venue: W5

    Target Audience: Nursery School

    At W5 you are never too young to get involved! Children are born natural scientists and at W5 they can imagine, explore, play and have fun!

    In this interactive session for nursery school children, they will learn all about healthy eating by meeting the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

    Friendship Four: Inspiring the Next Generation

    The Friendship Four tournament will see the culmination of a term long programme of school engagement activities with nearly 500 young people from eight primary schools in Belfast.

    The aim of this initiative was to explore the impact of having a sustained programme of activities with primary schools rather than having a ‘one-off’ event on creating interest and engagement of young participants in science and sport. The programme aimed to help build a culture of good relations amongst school children and equip them with the skills and attributes to contribute to a forward looking society. The programme included:

    • Team building activities exploring the power of sport and demonstrating the importance of education and what they can help you achieve, linked to the NCAA teams and tournament.
    • Educational STEM based curriculum linked programmes with a focus on healthy lifestyles
    • Physical education sessions introducing young people to hockey
    • Culmination of the in-school programme during the Friendship Four with a visit to each school by one of the NCAA College Teams (Boston University, YAL, UConn and Union College) and a visit to one of the Friendship Four games at the SSE Arena.

    Participating schools are:

    • Knocknagoney PS
    • Victoria Park PS
    • Dundonald PS
    • St Patrick’s PS
    • Knockbreda PS
    • Fleming Fulton
    • St Clare’s PS
    • St Peter’s PS

    The BIG Kainos STEM Event

    Date: Friday 23rd November 2018

    Time: 12noon – 2.30pm

    Venue: W5 and SSE Arena

    Target Audience: Up to 1,000 primary and post primary students pre first Friendship Four Game.

    As part of the build up to the Friendship Four Ice Hockey tournament, W5 will open its doors to up to 1,000 young people attending the first tournament game with their school.

    Schools will be able to access over 250 amazing interactive exhibits in four incredible exhibition areas, providing lots of opportunities to engage with all aspects of science, technology, engineering and maths. There will also be a wide range of different activities taking place pre-game, including special Sci-Five demonstration shows in our demo areas and Lecture Theatre and special hands-on workshops delivered by W5 and volunteers to engage and inspire the young people involved.

    After a BIG STEM build up, the young people will then walk through to the SSE Arena in time for the game start at 3pm along with all the volunteers involved.

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