Connect, Create, Belong is an online Physics Club which provides a safe space for young people to expand their knowledge of physics.
'Connect, Create, Belong' is an online Physics Club which provides a safe space for young people to expand their knowledge of physics.
Divided into 20 hour long sessions, the curriculum will cover topics such as Astronomy, Energy, Forces, Earth, and Materials. It features a mixture of interactive experiments young people can do from home, and Q&A sessions with guest speakers who will be experts in their chosen field, and also relatable role models for the young people.
'Connect, Create, Belong' will be delivered online to either young students at home, or to a venue such as a classroom. The syllabus will be provided at the start of the course along with a list of the materials required for each class. There will be a person from the Blair Project present at each session, and any volunteers that are used to deliver classes will have gone through enhanced background checks.
'Connect, Create, Belong' is targeted at young people who would not traditionally pursue careers in Physics; particularly young people from BAME backgrounds, and all guest presenters and volunteers have been picked to reflect the need to bring more diversity into the field of Physics and provide more relatable role models.
'Connect, Create, Belong' aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and inventors to choose Physics as a career and open their minds to all the career possibilities it entails.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
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The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.
Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
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