SfL teachers at the ASE conference

Every year at the beginning of January, over 2000 teachers assemble at a university in the UK, to attend the ASE Conference - Europe’s largest conference for teachers of science. With 500 sessions to choose from across four days, it is a unique opportunity for teachers to benefit from bespoke CPD.

This year the conference was held in Birmingham, and eight of the teachers attending on the Friday were primary teachers from Islington, thanks to funding from the Science for Life project. They will be sharing what they learnt at the conference and how they plan on putting it into practice at the next SfL Hub meeting.

Tweet from Newington Green Primary’s Science Lead, who was able to attend the ASE conference thanks to funding from SfL

Tweet from Newington Green Primary’s Science Lead, who was able to attend the ASE conference thanks to funding from SfL

SfL project lead Carole Kenrick stayed on for another day, to deliver two workshops - one of which was called Developing Child Leaders of Science, based on the work she has been doing at Gillespie and sharing with other SfL schools. Feedback from attendees, who had come from all over the UK, suggests that there is an appetite for such projects:

“All fired up to put some of the great projects into practice. Thank you.”

“Carole was so generous sharing her work and giving her time to talk at length with delegates.”

“Loved Carole's ideas, and the generosity with which she shared her resources. Her beautiful scrapbook documenting the Lab_13 science club's journey to become confident child leaders was useful to see.”

“Brilliant and inspiring. Thank you.”

“Fabulous ideas for real impact in schools.”

Carole shared details of the SfL website, which allows the project to reach and support schools beyond Islington. More resources will be added to the website over the rest of this academic year, as we develop them to support our collaborative projects and events.

Carole Kenrick