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18th June 2019

#GreatSciShare

An annual campaign to inspire young people to share their scientific questions with new audiences.

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Intro


18th June 2019

#GreatSciShare

An annual campaign to inspire young people to share their scientific questions with new audiences.

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About

About


About

 

The national campaign to inspire young people in science and engineering. 

The Great Science Share for Schools is about children communicating something that they have been investigating which starts with a question that they are interested in. Already having reached over 50,000 young people since its launch in 2016, we are excited to invite you to be part of the collaborative 2019 campaign.

Teachers and educators UK-wide, across Europe and Internationally are invited to take part. By promoting child-centred learning in science, the campaign provides opportunity for young people to communicate their scientific questions and investigations to new audiences - in their own words and ways.

If you’re a teacher, school, parent or STEM educator or business looking to enhance young people’s experience of science, and their Science Capital, get involved in a way that promotes the Great Science Share for Schools ethos:

child-led science communication to new audiences

inclusive and non-competitive

promotes collaboration

Hear about the Great Science Share for Schools campaign


Pioneered in Manchester - Making a Difference UK-wide


It’s simple and adaptable to suit your school, setting and capacity. Take part so that your pupils join the 40,500 that already registered to be part of the great Science share for Schools

What should you do?

Step 1: Register involvement now. Note: if you are attending a regionally organised event outside your school you will need to liaise with the organiser to book your place.

Step 2: Download campaign resources for 2019

Step 3: Save the date so you can be part of the campaign day of 18th June 2019

Step 4: Talk to your pupils about the questions that interest them to investigate and share

Step 5: Invite someone else to join you in your planning - GSSfS is a collaborative campaign and works best when you share the experience with others

Remember: If you are attending a local event in your region, you must register directly with the event organiser. This form is for the GSSfS campaign team to monitor national uptake.

 

New: 2019 Satellite event Bursaries

With the support of Manchester City Council and other sponsors there are 15 event bursaries available for 2019. If you are planning to host an event and meet the eligibility criteria you can access a £200 donation. There are two funds available. Bursary applications are now live and the deadline for requests is WEDNESDAY 6th MARCH 2019, 5pm. Any queries in the meantime please email greatscishare@manchester.ac.uk. Successful applicants will be contacted by Monday 11th March 2019.

Manchester-school satellite events only (3 bursaries available)

  • the event maintains the campaign ethos and is registered with the campaign team

  • the school the event will be hosted at is in Manchester Local Authority

  • the school has been involved in the Great Science Share for Schools in previous years (2016, 2017 or 2018)

  • the event will actively involve children and teachers from at least one other school in the Local Authority or in Greater Manchester (5-14 years of age)

  • event organiser(s) are willing to complete a short evaluation survey and interview related to their event

National-satellite events (10 bursaries available)

  • the event maintains the campaign ethos and is registered with the campaign team

  • the event will actively involve children and teachers from schools in socially disadvantaged localities (5-14 years of age). If you school does not meet this criteria just invite a school that does!

  • the event seeks to engage new audiences, e.g. business/industry, other local schools, scientists & engineers, families, etc.

  • event organiser(s) are willing to complete a short evaluation survey and interview related to their event


 

Features of the 2019 campaign include:

  • Satellite events - hosted in schools, community settings, Universities and STEM organisations. Led by you in ways that suit you on or near to 18th June 2019. A Flagship event in Manchester pulls everything together using a livestreamed event on the campaign day.

  • Social Media - is used to connect us all together. Use @GreatSciShare on Twitter and join our Facebook group to experience GSSfS to it’s full - seeing what other people are doing and sharing your work worldwide!

  • the Great Science Groove - make your event even more memorable by incorporating the Arts through dance, song and music. New release March 2019, in affiliation with The Derby High School, Bury.

  • Ask a Scientist - ask your questions to scientists and engineers from University and industry. If you are a scientist or engineer or in a career that services or links with science get in touch to broaden children’s awareness of science careers. Email us at greatscishare@manchester.ac.uk


The Great Science Share for Schools, the University of Manchester and affiliated partners and sponsors encourage you to be involved and create many events.  Note that it is essential that you accept full responsibility and liability for your own events.


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