This workshop will provide exciting ideas for themed family experiments and resources that you can use to inspire families to engage in STEM learning. It brings together practical ideas and resources from 'Bright Sparks’, a highly successful family learning project, which aimed to stimulate and inspire BME families in Birmingham to actively engage with science. This workshop will enable you to develop your own Bright Sparks programme.

It made me think about what I want to be. I think it’s between a dentist and an engineer
10 year old project participant
It was brilliant using a real science lab! I’ve never seen one before, except on TV
Child after AUEA visit
He’s been so interested in trying out all the experiments. He really enjoyed it
Parent who participated in the Bright Sparks project

Who will benefit from attending?

This workshop is ideal if you engage with families in:

  • schools
  • libraries
  • galleries
  • museums
  • colleges
  • the wider community 
This practical one day workshop will be delivered by Hafsha Shaikh. Hafsha was Head of Family Learning for Birmingham City Council and was previously Chair of Family Learning Local Authorities Group (FLLAG). She has led on shaping policy and strategy by working directly with Central and Local government departments and now supports policy and projects supporting parental engagement programmes, nationally and beyond. Hafsha's campaign #Get Balsall Heath Reading and work in the community has been shortlisted for many awards including the prestigious Nursery World Award, 2017. 


The conference is £180 (no VAT) including lunch.


There are discounts for Friends of the Campaign for Learning.

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