Curiosity STEM Clubs

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Young Persons Questions                               

Curiosity STEM Clubs

Hello

We are thinking about creating a fun and exciting club where young people can learn about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through taking part in fun project activities that are themed around the movies and television.

The clubs will run for 10 weeks and will happen in the evenings or at weekends. They will be held in libraries, museums or community centres and will be free. Each club session will last for 90 minutes and will be supported by an experienced professional able to help you learn the skills and techniques needed to solve the activity. In addition to learning STEM skills you will learn important life skills such as team working, leadership, communication and presentation skills. The key to each session is to make it lots of fun and enjoyable for you and to listen to any suggestions or ideas you have to make it even better.

During the club sessions you will work in teams as you try out special effects and take it in turns to lead your team. Your team will use all of the skills you have learned to create a short 3-5 minute movie about you or your community or a local issue that concerns you.

You will be able to showcase your movie at a special event that your family and friends can attend and they can try some of the activities you have used to make your movie. You will finish the club with a certificate that shows each of the skills you have learned.

We want your advice to help make the clubs a success, so that they are fun and help you learn valuable skills that will help you with your school work and when looking for a job. Could you provide us with some advice to help develop the clubs so they are something you would like to take part in?

  1. Would you be interested in taking part in a club like this?
  2. How do you think you might benefit from taking part, (e.g. gain new skills, meet new people, learn how to be part of a team, help me do better with my school work, learn about potential jobs, improve my knowledge of STEM in the real world, show me I can do things I didn’t think I could or anything else you can think of).
  3. Is there anything you would like to learn or achieve whilst in the club?
  4. Do you have any suggestions or ideas we should include to make the club a success?
  5. Do you have any advice for us that we might not have considered!

Please send responses to the 5 questions to James Bennett at james.bennett@canterbury.ac.uk by Tuesday 9th April as bids have to be entered by Friday 12th.