Kids Conference Results – Darwin Table & Outreach

IMG_20140624_120749Nicholas and Jess’ table: outreach.
The topic on our table was outreach: how to talk to people outside of school about Lab_13 and how to tell people about what we do. Once we started, I had to lead by asking questions about how we talked to people outside of our own school. We talked about the Lab_13 blog – sharing what we did over the week. After that we mentioned QR codes, a way to take people to a website link or video. In Irchester we use these to publicise our Youtube videos and also our blogs to parents.
We also talked about winning awards for school. Our most important award is the PSQM (primary science quality mark). It’s a good way to show that science in schools is accredited and proven to be a high standard. We have just submitted for a gold mark after receiving our silver last year. Dovecote are now beginning their application for their first award and Gillespie have now got silver.
We also talked about the Lab_13 clubs; Gillespie runs STEM clubs and we do science clubs and coding clubs. We all thought these were good ways to make sure lots of people use the lab. We thought about internet outreach, YouTube was suggested, we thought about blogs we could do on YouTube and maybe websites like Instagram, Facebook, twitter, face time, Skype, and DB primary. An amazing idea was all the management teams from each school should stay in contact, we could pass on ideas and tell each other what we’ve been doing, it could improve the bond and knowing of all the Lab_13’s .

About lab13network

Lab_13 is a space in a school managed by pupils for pupils to conduct their own research and experiments driven by their curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm, and under the watchful supervision of a Scientist in Residence (not a teacher!!).
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