All you need to know is below, but first check out snippets of our interview with Russell Prue of Anderton Tiger Radio who are broadcasting up to and during the show.
The film above includes just a few snippets of the interview, click here to hear the whole thing.
A VERY SPECIAL WEEK
This week in South Wales is sure to be very special, not least for STEAM Co. co-founder Nick who grew up in the Welsh Marches and whose parents first lived in Cardiff where they met his god parents.
Nick says his ‘Uncle Arthur’ was one of his greatest inspirations, being an engineer helping design engine components for the Ford and Bosch works around Bridgend and Port Talbot.
He was also a fantastic Lego and Meccano Imagineer and more than a bit naughty with fireworks.
Uncle Arthur has inspired STEAM Co. in many ways, not least as he didn’t have his own family but as a keen Rotarian, introduced Nick to this organisation that has worked with STEAM Co.
His community spirit and generosity with his creativity is typical of the talent and enthusiasm we find in school communities across the country and engage on STEAM Co. Days to inspire our children, like the one shown here.
So what better than to bring a week of activities involving making, fireworks and aspirational stories into school communities across South Wales.
WHAT WE’RE UP To
We’re looking for Primary and Secondary Schools as well as teachers, parents and other carers like artists, engineers, techs, retirees, students to join us either in Rocket Kids Sessions or at the Community Screening/Discussion.
Or, of course to join us at The National Education Show in Cardiff, Fri 16th Nov.
We also have a FREE ROCKET KIDS Session for a South Wales School on the morning of Fri 16th Nov. Find out more/sign up below.
THE ROCKET KIDS SESSION
A half day session for Primary and Secondary Schools, based on the best selling book and movie 'Rocket Boys' by Homer Hickam which Nick’s dad found in the Oxfam Book Shop he volunteers in in Ludlow and which he said was the best book he's ever read.
Particularly relevant to Wales give the post industrial status and new curriculum focused on creativity and 21st century skills, it's a story of 4 boys growing up in a dead end Coal Mining Town in West Virginia in the 50's, who see the first Sputnik and, with the encouragement of a teacher and mother, go on to make rockets and work for NASA.
It’s the ultimate mashup of creativity, science and literacy and we’re bringing it to South Wales:
All school assembly - which tells Homer's 'Rocket Boys' Story and explains how rockets work
Real rocket launch - outdoor launching to 500 feet with parachute recovery system
Rocket workshop - the chance for a class to make/fire paper rockets
A half day session for the whole school and school community to enjoy.
“I BECAME A TEACHER
TO HEAR CHILDREN MAKE THAT NOISE”
Vic Goddard - Head Teacher
Passmores Academy/'Educating Essex'
“THE CHILDREN WERE OVERWHELMED BY IT.
A STUNNING, STUNNING MORNING”
Dean Marshall – Head Teacher
Mill Hill Primary, Sunderland
An evening screening of the multi award winning creative education documentary 'Most Likely to Succeed' in a host school or college.
Followed by a discussion with an guest panel of educators, parents, artists and business people.
We’ll confirm the panel line up shortly.
See trailer of the film and highlights of a past screening at a school here
NATIONAL EXHIBITION SHOW TALK
Finally, on the Friday, Nick will be giving a talk on Parental and Community Engagement in Education at 2-3pm on Friday 16th November at the National Education Show in Cardiff.
He’ll be talking about the importance of Creativity and Community to education and give examples of how STEAM Co. engages whole School Communities on STEAM Co. Days.
Get your ticket here now.
WIN A FREE SESSION/Sign up now
For more info or to win a Free Rocket Kids session in your school on Friday 16th November, pop your details in the form below and we’ll get more info to you/book you in.
We’ll choose a school midnight Weds 14th Nov.