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Welcome! When it comes to getting young learners excited about and engaged with science, the Norwich Science Festival (NSF) Learning Programme has it covered. It is back, bigger and better than ever from Monday 16 October to Friday 20 October 2017. Schools, colleges, home-educated learners and youth groups are all included in the fun and learning.
LET’S EXPLORE! This year the theme is Exploration! We are offering learners the chance to explore our fascinating planet, blast off into the vast universe above us, dive into the deepest oceans, and examine the complex DNA which makes up every living organism. Ultimately we are opening up this amazing world to young minds.
YOUTH STEMM AWARD We are thrilled to be working with Youth STEMM Award (YSA), who provide a focused and engaging framework for young people aged 13-18 to further their passion, knowledge and skills in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) - find out more opposite.
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR ALL Whether you are looking to bring an individual home-educated learner, a class, a whole year group or a youth group, there is something for everyone. PLUS, this year we are offering Science In School outreach events for those schools who are unable to travel to Norwich. We look forward to meeting you in October! Sarah Power Lizzie Figura-Drane Learning and Event Manager Learning Events Coordinator If you would like to contact Sarah or Lizzie, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. norwichsciencefestival.co.uk #norwichscifest
Special thanks to our Learning Programme sponsors, Norse Group. A word from our sponsors: “With its many service divisions including school meals, grounds maintenance, transport, cleaning, security, and building maintenance, Norse touches the lives of thousands of Norfolk people every day. Through its commitment to the county’s education and skills development, the company is proud to support the Norwich Science Festival Learning Programme.”
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Youth STEMM Award The Youth STEMM Award is an achievement-based award for students in Years 9-13, designed to support and inspire the next generation of STEMM professionals. Participants log STEMM-related activities across four core strands on a personalised e-portfolio. Students can work towards a Bronze, Silver or Gold level Award, inspire the next generation, engage the public, develop skills and shape their future career in the STEMM sector. The e-portfolio allows schools to capture engagement across their cohort and identify areas that need further development.
Every student attending the Explore Science Experience event will receive a Norwich Science Festival YSA Passport in which they can log their participation and record activities. This will help shape engagement with exhibitors and provide a framework to make their visit compatible with the Youth STEMM Award. Participation in some other events (marked with the YSA star) and in the public Norwich Science Festival programme (21-29 October) also counts towards the YSA, for example attending talks. Look out for the YSA logos in the main Norwich Science Festival programme (out late August). A new YSA Juniors program designed to inspire and engage primary age children (Years 2-6) will be piloted at Norwich Science Festival. To register your interest in advance and find out more please get in touch. Contact YSA to find out more, register your school for the Youth STEMM Award and help students to continue their journey into STEMM: HQ@ysawards.co.uk
“I’m excited by the potential the YSA offers to students in the UK. We live in a scientific and technological world, and encouraging young people to take an interest, and maybe a career in STEMM, has never been more important. To be part of our 21st-century democracy, it is vital we have scientifically literate citizens and the YSA gives students the chance to become just that.”
Marty Jopson (BBC One Show Scientist, author and Science Communicator)
Before the Festival Teacher CPD - Youth STEMM Award Secondary School and Sixth Form/College Monday 10 July 4.30pm - 6.30pm The Forum’s Auditorium Every student attending the Explore Science Experience event will receive a Norwich Science Festival YSA Passport in which they can log their participation and record activities. This will help shape engagement with exhibitors and provide a framework to make their visit compatible with the Youth STEMM Award. Participation in the public Norwich Science Festival programme (2129 October) also counts towards the YSA, for example attending talks - look out for the YSA logos in the main Norwich Science Festival programme (out late August). Simon and Samantha Fox from Youth STEMM Award will be running an induction and training session for KS3/KS4/KS5 teachers ahead of the Norwich Science Festival. Book your place and find out how this scheme can benefit you and your students. FREE to attend. Refreshments provided. Book via HQ@ysawards.co.uk
STEM Clubs Takeover Challenge Calling all STEM Clubs - WE WANT YOU! Are your students mad about science? Keen to develop their science communication skills? Passionate about inspiring new audiences? Do they want to show the world their curiosity and research in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths, and Engineering? YES? Then we want your STEM Club to be a part of the Norwich Science Festival 2017! Your School STEM club can apply to takeover the Youth STEMM Awards stage during the NSF Learning Programme with a performance slot of 15 minutes. Their efforts can be detailed in their YSA e-portfolio under the ‘Engaging the Public’ strand. Training will be available before they take to the stage, to help them master the art of science communication. Apply now via email to find out more - please describe your STEM Club’s interests and research, what the title/subject will be and how they might deliver a short performance. Please note that any demos which involve fire or smoke are not allowed, unfortunately! A stage screen will be available to run any PowerPoints or images, along with microphones - so if they have a quiet voice no need to worry! It might sound daunting, but we will be there to support you all the way, so go on - take the challenge and help them be pioneers for youth science! To apply and for more information, email email@example.com
Before the Festival Young Communications Team Do your students want to pursue a career in science, media or marketing? We have a great free opportunity for young people in Norfolk aged 16-21 to get involved with our Young Communications Team. Preparations are well under way for the second year of the Norwich Science Festival which runs 21-29 October, with the learning programme 16-20 October. Your students can play an important role in ensuring that NSF 2017 is the best celebration of young people’s media creativity ever. There are many different science performances, talks, activities and exhibitions lined up and students will have the chance to train and work with many experts.
The Offer The team will receive support and training to enable them to carry out their roles, working closely with The Forum staff and key mentors, to carry out activities connected with the management, delivery, recording and evaluation of NSF events, such as: • Initiating and delivering social media campaigns • Writing and delivering copy for all media, including the NSF website and local media • Creating and sourcing images for all media • Recording and documenting NSF activities including making vlogs, films, and recordings for radio broadcasts • Initiating ideas for NSF future activities • Reviewing and evaluating NSF events and activities
Team Member specifications All team members will: • Have a keen interest in science and media activities • Want to contribute to NSF activities and to gain valuable experience • Be reliable and professional in outlook and behaviour • Be confident in all aspects of public-facing activity • Promote NSF and be good ambassadors for its activities and those of its partners and supporters • Have good communication skills and be confident with appropriate social media use • Be flexible in approach and attitude especially during the Festival period
The Process All interested, aged 16-21, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form. You should explain why you want to be part of the team, how you fit the team member specifications, and if you have any particular experience or interests e.g. in film making or journalism. All applications to be received by 5pm on Friday 15 September 2017. Following the closing date, applicants will be invited for a casual group event to take place early evening on Friday 22 September where they will receive further information on roles and schedules.
At A Glance Schools Ark in the Park Reception
Outreach Science in School Switched On!
Mission to Mars
Home Education Ark in the Park 4 to 6 years old
Mission to Mars
7 to 10 years old 11 to 18 years old
Youth Groups Ark in the Park Beavers and Rainbows Cubs and Brownies Scouts and Guides
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Primary Ark in the Park Reception KS1 Year 1
Monday 16 - Thursday 19 October 10am - 12pm or 12.30pm - 2.30pm Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library, Children’s Library Pete the Park Keeper is very upset. The park has flooded after a big storm and all the animals and insects have been washed out of their homes. They’re all very confused - rabbits are in birds’ nests, frogs in beehives and woodlice on waterlilies! With Professor Ossie’s advice, can you help Pete find the creatures’ correct homes? This interactive session, from Drama Resource and Jim Kavanagh, will see the students use storytelling, physical drama and art to tell the story of the Ark in the Park whilst learning about living things and habitats. £3.50 per student (£5 booking fee per group). Book via email@example.com
Lunchbox Science KS1 KS2 Years 3-4
Science in School
Monday 16 - Thursday 19 October 9am - 3pm What’s really in your lunchbox?! Find out with Lunchbox Science - Science, Art and Writing (SAW) projects that use practical science, creative writing and visual arts to explore links between science and agriculture. Each project focuses on ONE ingredient from a typical lunchbox - wheat, yeast, cheese, lettuce, crisps, chocolate, yoghurt or water - and was designed by a research scientist, professional artist and professional writer. Special NSF Price! £225 per school, maximum 30 students. Thanks to Chadacre Agricultural Trust for this special subsidised price. Book via firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Norwich Puppet Theatre + Ripstop Theatre present:
Switched on! KS1 Year 2 Ks2 Years 3-4
Monday 16 - Thursday 19 October Norwich Puppet Theatre A half-day LIGHT and SHADOW theatre experience and workshop at Norwich Puppet Theatre. This day is a mixture of scientific discovery and learning with practical design and technical skills in a creative and inspiring environment. The day will start with a brand new puppet show by Ripstop Theatre who will explore the science and scientists behind the creation of light. Students will be able to experiment with different materials and light sources, play with reflecting and splitting light, and look at mixing light colours. This will encourage students to work scientifically, following practical methods to investigate and develop their scientific language and understanding of light and shadow in line with the National Curriculum. Students then create their own shadow puppets and shadow play. Show and Workshop: Email for prices and times (£5 booking fee per group). Book via email@example.com
KS1 Years 1-2 KS2 Years 3-6 Monday 16 - Thursday 19 October 9am - 12pm or 12.30pm - 3.30pm Rocket Kids, driven and delivered by Nick Corston from STEAM.Co, is an aspirational half-day event in school inspired by Homer Hickam’s best-selling book and blockbuster movie Rocket Boys. Starting with an engaging 40-minute stage show, we shall look at what makes rockets fly. If site, weather and risk assessments allow, the show finale will be to fire a two-stage ‘black powder’ rocket with parachute recovery system about 500 feet in the air! Then, up to 45 students will participate in an outdoor activity where they will get the chance to make a paper rocket and fire it several hundred feet in the air using air from a bike pump. £300 per half day - full school assembly + workshop for 45 students. Book via firstname.lastname@example.org
Science in School
KRE8 Workshop: Art & Architecture Design KS2 Years 3-6
Monday 16 - Thursday 19 October University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN) 10am - 2.30pm Build an amazing structure in this Kre8 Workshop, from Architecture Workshops, designed to enhance the National Curriculum and to communicate architecture, art, and design. Using design technology, maths and science, this workshop will stimulate pupils’ imagination, interpretative and visual problem solving skills. £7.50 per student (£5 booking fee per group). Book via email@example.com
Mission to Mars KS2 Years 5-6
Monday 16 - Thursday 19 October Sir Isaac Newton 10am - 2.30pm Enjoy an out of this world experience, from Lab Media Education, as we travel to Mars and back in a day! We will report on the launch from the Kennedy Space Center, interview young astronauts as they float weightlessly in the space station, deal with an emergency collision in space and fly the space shuttle successfully back to Earth where we will make a film of the whole mission! £10 per student (£5 booking fee per group), maximum 35 students. Book via firstname.lastname@example.org
Was my Grandfather a WWII War Hero? KS2 Years 3-6
Science in School
Monday 16 - Thursday 19 October 9am - 3pm An interactive and visual workshop, from The Little Storytelling Company. Granny’s husband died in World War II, but she never spoke about him and his identity is a mystery. The children discover some letters, a locket and photos, and trace their grandfather’s family. Students learn about laboratory work, World War II, how to obtain DNA, and how science can answer questions about the past. Is the man in the photographs really their grandfather? £200 per school, plus 50p per child to make a DNA helix. Book via email@example.com
Secondary + Sixth Form / College EXPLORE SCIENCE EXPERIENCE Days KS3 Years 7-9 KS4 Years 10-11 Ks5 Years 12-13 Monday 16 - Thursday 19 October 10am - 2.30pm The Forum’s Atrium and Gallery A whole day dedicated to getting interactive with science! Whether it’s exploring the vast universe above us, the deepest oceans, frozen landscapes, the soils of the earth, or the complex DNA in every living organism, there’ll be plenty of activities to open up our amazing world to young minds.
Earth Adventure with Huw James TALK Our planet is pretty special. From huge moving glaciers to active volcanoes, wide oceans to the longest mountain ranges. Being part of this planet means it’s up to us to look after it. Join adventurer Huw James as he takes you on a tour of some of the most amazing locations on our planet, and shows how he and his team create media in the field to take viewers on a journey to some of the most extreme environments on Earth. With interactive demonstrations and HD footage from the field, maybe you’ll be inspired to have an Earth adventure.
Anturus Science slams We can learn about the planet through exploring glaciers and volcanoes. By using camera equipment we can look in depth at volcanic dust and hot clouds of pyroclastic flow.
Celebrating 50 Years of JIC: Inside the Natural World Ever wanted to... • discover how science lets us ‘look’ at atoms to solve puzzles, helping us understand plant disease, design new vaccines and much more? • meet ‘good’ microbes that help our food grow and fight back against ‘bad’ microbes? • learn how a garden weed became one of the most important plants in science? • find out what’s really in the food you eat? It’s been 50 years since the John Innes Centre moved to Norwich. In celebration of this fruitful relationship with their spiritual home, their departments are featuring in The Forum throughout the Learning Week to give you a chance to get hands-on with real science.
Youth STEMM Award Takeover stage
Dr Ken Farquhar Dr Ken presents science shows all over the globe. This week he is hosting our Youth STEMM Award Stage. He will be encouraging STEM Clubs to take over the stage to present their own explorations into science, and presenting a few quirky experiments of his own - including the science of juggling, magic and unusual materials.
Science Slams Students will get face-to-face with a variety of scientists and organisations, and explore their important work in 15-minute Science Slam sessions. The students evidence their engagement with the ‘Science Slammers’ through the Youth STEMM Award Passport created specifically for the Norwich Science Festival. £7.50 per student for the Explore Science Experience Day (£5 booking fee per group). Book via firstname.lastname@example.org
Tallest Jelly Competition finale KS3 Years 7-9, KS4 Years 10-11
Science in School Competition finale: Monday 16 October 10am - 11am The Forum’s Millennium Plain Presented by Teacher Scientist Network, Institute of Physics and Royal Society of Chemistry Can your school build the tallest jelly tower? How will you build your wobbly construction? Will it stay upright for the finale, or be a mess of jelly on the floor! To take part, email email@example.com for more details.
Sixth Form Hidden Figures: Women in Science Day KS5 Years 12-13
Tuesday 17 October Cinema City 10am – 12.30pm, followed by The Forum’s Auditorium 1.15pm- 3pm An inspiring day all about realising your potential, including a screening of the acclaimed film Hidden Figures. Real-life ‘Rocket Woman’ Vinita Marwaha Madill (Space Operations Engineer, European Space Agency, and former spacesuit designer) discusses the film, and the topics it raises, with Dr Laura Bowater (Professor of Microbiology Education and Engagement, UEA). Our Women in Science panel then looks at how to get ahead in science, featuring Vinita Marwaha Madill, Dr Laura Bowater, and Rachel Jarrold (Director of Sciences, Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form).
Hidden Figures Without three gifted mathematicians, America might not have put its first man into space in 1961. That they were female and black in a country where racial segregation still was the norm, only adds to the strength of their achievements. Hidden Figures tells the uplifting tale of how these women helped make history.
Director: Theodore Melfi. Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst, Kevin Costner. USA, 2016. 127mins, PG. £10 per student (£5 booking fee per group). Book via firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Education Day
Friday 20 October
Ark in the Park Ages 4-6
10am - 12pm or 12.30pm - 2.30pm Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library, Children’s Library Pete the Park Keeper is very upset. The park has flooded after a big storm and all the animals and insects have been washed out of their homes. With Professor Ossie’s advice can you help Pete find the creatures’ correct homes? More information on p7. £4 per young learner (including booking fee). Book via arkinthepark.eventbrite.co.uk
Kre8 Workshop: Art & Architecture Design Ages 7-10 10am-2.30pm University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN) Build an amazing structure in this Kre8 Workshop. Use design technology, maths and science, imagination, interpretative and visual problem solving skills to communicate architecture, art, and design. More information on p9. £8 per young learner (including booking fee). Book via kre8workshop.eventbrite.co.uk
Mission to Mars Ages 7-10
10am - 2.30pm Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form Enjoy an out of this world experience, as we travel to Mars and back in a day! We will report on the launch from the Kennedy Space Center, interview young astronauts as they float weightlessly in the space station, and deal with an emergency collision in space. More information on p9. £10 per young learner (including booking fee). Book via missiontomarsnsf.eventbrite.co.uk
Earth Adventure with Huw James Ages 11-18
10am - 2.30pm The Forum’s Gallery Talk and workshop on why our planet is pretty special, with its huge moving glaciers to active volcanoes, wide oceans to the longest mountain ranges. Join adventurer Huw James as he takes you on a tour of some of the most amazing locations on our planet. More information on p10. £8 per young learner (including booking fee). Book via earthadventure.eventbrite.co.uk
Youth Groups Beavers and Rainbows Ark in the Park Tuesday 17 October 5pm - 7pm Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library, Children’s Library
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Pete the Park Keeper is very upset. The park has flooded after a big storm and all the animals and insects have been washed out of their homes. With Professor Ossie’s advice can you help Pete find the creatures’ correct homes? More information on p7. £5 per child (£5 booking fee per group). Book via email@example.com
Cubs and Brownies ROCKET KIDS Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 October 6.30pm - 8.30pm University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN) Rocket Kids, driven and delivered by Nick Corston from STEAM.Co, starts with an engaging stage show looking at what makes rockets fly. Then you’ll have the chance to make a paper rocket and fire it several hundred feet in the air. If weather allows, the event finale will be to fire a two-stage ‘black powder’ rocket about 500 feet in the air! £7.50 per child (£5 booking fee per group). Book via firstname.lastname@example.org
Scouts and Guides Earth Adventure with Huw James EXTRA DATE! Wednesday 18 October 6.30pm - 8.30pm The Forum’s Gallery Talk and workshop on why our planet is pretty special, with its huge moving glaciers to active volcanoes, wide oceans to the longest mountain ranges. Join adventurer Huw James and the Anturus team as he takes you on a tour of some of the most amazing locations on our planet. More information on p10. £7.50 per child (£5 booking fee per group). Book via email@example.com
How to Book + FAQs How do I book places? For schools and youth groups, simply choose your event then email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you the booking form and other information to assist an enjoyable visit. For home education events, simply book via the relevant Eventbrite link.
Payment Depending on the event, we shall advise how and who you will need to pay. On receipt of the booking form, your places will be confirmed and an invoice sent to your finance office, or in the case of youth groups, to the visit leader. We will expect payment in full prior to your visit. There is a ÂŁ5 booking fee applied per group booking. For home education events, payment is via Eventbrite, and the booking fee is included in the ticket price.
What Happens Next? From September, you will receive all the relevant information such as: Risk Assessment, H&S information, visit lead documents, photo and filming permission forms, evaluation survey and travel guidance. Please note, by agreeing to visit the Norwich Science Festival you are also agreeing to fill in a short evaluation survey. Evaluation is an essential for us to continue to develop and deliver valuable, engaging and exciting opportunities for young learners.
Getting to the NSF learning venues There is NO parking at the Forum for cars, minibuses or coaches. Transport management will be in place to assist your schoolâ€™s safe arrival and departure, and we will send you directions for your drivers which must be adhered to on the day of the visit. For other destinations, you will be sent transport arrangements by September 2017. Please see below for venue addresses.
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VENUES View venues on Google Maps The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1AW Norwich Puppet Theatre, St James, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN), Old Hall Road, Norwich, NR4 6FF Cinema City, St Andrews Street, Norwich, NR2 4AD Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, 30 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR
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A packed learning programme for schools, home-educated learners and youth groups. Part of Norwich Science Festival 2017.
Published on Jun 16, 2017
A packed learning programme for schools, home-educated learners and youth groups. Part of Norwich Science Festival 2017.