Huddersfield New College’s STEM Ambassadors have recently been out in the community inspiring a future generation of Scientists.
Over the course of two days current HNC students and STEM Ambassadors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Ambassadors have been at
St. Patrick’s Primary School then at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School encouraging a future generation of Scientists to love the subjects as much as they do.
On day one at St Patrick’s students Catherine Rimmer, Elizabeth Tiplady, Charlotte Morton, Vivian Li, Ella Mosley, Lucy Meadowcroft, Alan Chen, Elliot Winterbottom, George Delahunty, Elizabeth Acquah and Jamie Oldroyd made slime, chromatography and blew up balloons with sodium carbonate and vinegar.
On day two at Our Lady of Lourdes Ambassadors Amber Spencer, Ella Mosley, Catherine Rimmer, Elizabeth Tiplady, Hana Ali, George Delahunty, Alan Chen, Lucy Meadowcroft, Elliot Winterbottom, Jamie Oldroyd, Jack Llewelyn and Holly Penberthy helped pupils to see just how exciting Science can be with a chance to create rockets, make DNA with sweets and they hosted a special session where they looked at different parts of the body and their functions.
The Ambassadors also helped to judge Science projects at both schools which the pupils have been completing at home.
Dave Benson, Teacher of Science and the STEM Ambassador Lead says: “Our STEM Ambassadors are passionate about Science, and really enjoyed the opportunity to show a future generation of Scientists why they should love the subject too by helping them to take part in some fun and educational experiments. They led these sessions independently, and these were really well received by the pupils who loved the slime experiment in particular! This is a great example of how our Science students are given the chance to stretch and challenge their own skills, promote the STEM based subjects as part of their roles as Ambassadors and of course grow in confidence by trying something new. I am very proud of how our STEM Ambassadors led these sessions, and really engaged the pupils in understanding the Science behind the fun!”
A photo gallery from the days can be viewed below.