LIGHTING A FLAME FOR SCIENCE
Dr Mark Tully, Lecturer, Centre of Excellence for Public Health NI, recently participated in a Teacher/STEM Ambassador Networking Event at Our Lady of Mercy School, North Belfast. This event format provided an excellent forum for STEM Ambassadors and local teachers to meet and discuss how they can work together on future STEM activities in schools to maximise this unique and innovative programme, driven by our partner organisatoin, W5.
This 'speed networking' event brought together ambassadors from a number of local employers with teachers, with each school represented expected to come to the event with a specific request for support from participating STEM Ambassadors. At the end of the session, W5 (a CoENI partner) acted as a broker to facilitate matching a STEM Ambassador present with a local school to further promote STEM subjects and careers within their school. Feedback from teachers has been very positive and it is hoped that the event will facilitate greater use of local STEM expertise in the classroom.
Photo Caption: Dr Mark Tully, Centre of Excellence for Public Health NI STEM Ambassador with Year 10 Science pupils from Our Lady of Mercy, Ballysillan. (Picture courtesy of Irish News)