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Thursday, 23 June 2011

TBE at The Big Bang

Janet, Aimée and our lovely volunteer Sarah, spent a day at the Science Museum on Wednesday talking to students, teachers, parents and STEM ambassadors about the Building Exploratory and what we do.

Throughout the day we welcomed budding engineers and designers to help us build a tower from rolled newspaper based on a structure of 3 sided pyramids. With so many eager hands, the tower took on an impressively abstract design and was taller than our stand by the end of the day!

The event was a free celebration of science and engineering for young people across the region that aimed to showcase the diversity and potential of careers in STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths).

Find out more about STEM at http://www.stemnet.org.uk/

Friday, 10 June 2011

The Building Exploratory is awarded a Quality Badge by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

We are really pleased to have been awarded a Quality Badge for Learning Outside the Classroom. This award is recognition of all the hard work we put into our workshops and visits to give both teachers and pupils the best learning experience we can.
The Quality Badge is a nationally recognised indicator of good quality educational provision which combines the essential elements of provision - learning and safety - into one easily recognisable and trusted accreditation scheme.

‘The LOtC Quality Badge reduces the red tape associated with learning outside the classroom, making it easier for teachers and other education providers to incorporate LOtC into the everyday curriculum. This increases the likelihood of children having the opportunity to have wider educational experiences which directly benefit their educational attainment and social and emotional development’.