5 themes over 5 days – the first virtual BT Adastral Park British Science Week (BSW) took place from 8th – 12th March 2021 and was a great success!
The Adastral Park education team usually host over 1600 pupils in the Adastral Park exhibition hall, inspiring them with hands on activities to support the curriculum in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths) subjects. But due to Covid-19, the team had to find another inspirational way to engage with schools, colleges and parents in a fun and interactive way.
A dedicated BSW webpage
was created, with daily pre-recorded videos to explore the theme of the day; a comprehensive make and do activity pack; profiles of people working in the industry, as well as the opportunity to join a daily live Q&A session with the experts.
With over 8,000 hits to the website landing page to date, we are delighted to have reached out to so many people and to have inspired the next generation. Some fantastic feedback is coming in, with many schools having enjoyed taking part and using the content in class, as the schools started to return to normality.
BT, industry and academia pulled together to produce the videos and content, exploring the 5 themes across the week:
– with BT and the University of Bath
– with BT and the University of Manchester
– with BT and West Suffolk College
– with BT and Imperial College London
Health & Sports Science
–with BT, University of Suffolk and Muhdo Health
The online material will enhance the Virtual Learning pages on offer to anyone with an interest in STEAM subjects. Why not take a look at what else we have to offer, linking learning to the world of work?
Special thanks to all of our below supporters in helping to bring together all this fantastic content!
University of Bath
University of Manchester
University of Suffolk
West Suffolk College
Youth STEM Award