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. 

"An excellent insight into how to engage families and partners with STEM learning."

An attendee at Family Fortunes Practitioner Training June 2018
This training course is for anyone looking to better support families with STEM activities and understand how to work in partnership with local and national organisations. This workshop will enable you to develop your own 'Bright Sparks' programme!

The workshop provides attendees with:

  • an opportunity to explore the Bright Sparks case study
  • participate in experiments and discover how to adapt them to your families and setting.
  • resources to take away and ways to work in partnership to enable them to deliver a STEM programme in their organisation

All of those that attended the workshop in June 2018 would you recommend this workshop to a colleague

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 who led the Bright Sparks programme in Birmingham. Hafsha was Head of Family Learning for Birmingham City Council and was previously Chair of Family Learning Local Authorities Group (FLLAG). 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. 

‘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


** Earlybird offer £140 (no VAT) until 17 October 2018. **

The workshop is £180 (no VAT) 

There are discounts for Friends of the Campaign for Learning.

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