STEAM Fair and TeachMeet Invitation
A career in engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative, yet there is a big shortage of young people that think it could be a job for them.
Following the hugely successful ‘Science and Engineering: What Wiltshire has to offer’ STEM Fair in October 2018, Wiltshire Council and Learning Resources Hub are holding a second event, the STEAM Fair, on 25 February 2020, once again in the Atrium at County Hall, Trowbridge.
This year, in addition, there will be a TeachMeet, after the Fair, providing an opportunity for our teachers and school leaders to meet up and share good practice and inspirational ideas.
Both events are free of charge to attend and will enable your teachers and pupils to explore engaging curriculum-linked STEAM exhibitions and stands at the Fair as well as opportunities to connect with organisations that can help deliver inspirational experiences in the classroom.
Wiltshire Council wants to help schools inspire the next generation of innovators, creators and problem solvers and these two events will provide plenty of inspiration for teachers, school leaders and pupils.
I am delighted to attach the official invitation, from Cllr Philip Whitehead, Leader of Wiltshire Council, which gives further information on how to book a timeslot for your pupils and/or a place at the TeachMeet.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Learning Resources Hub
Traded Services, Education and Skills
UK Youth Parliament elections
UK Youth Parliament offers 11–18 year olds the opportunity to use their voice to bring about social change by standing for election as a Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) in 2019.
Any young person aged between 11 and 18 years old who lives in Wiltshire, or attends a boarding school in Wiltshire, has the right to stand for election and the right to vote.
Candidates must be ready to engage with and represent other children and young people in their area.
Wiltshire has three seats on UKYP for young people to stand for election in the area where they attend school.
The timeframe for submission of manifestos is Monday 18 November to Monday 16 December 2019.
The main election will run between 3 and 14 February 2020.
Please find link to elections on the council website: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/children-young-people-voice
Also the attachments to this article for posters, application forms and further campaign information.
Please promote to the young people you work with.
Right Choice Survey
FAO All Teaching and Support Staff in Wiltshire schools, academies and Early Years Settings
Hopefully you will all have received the Right Choice survey, sent out on Tuesday 17 September. Thank you to all that have already responded.
Your responses to the survey will help us to shape our service around what you need, and prioritise our efforts and resources on what we need to do first..
The survey is very brief and will take no longer than 10 minutes to compete
We'd love to hear from you so if you haven't received your copy, please email email@example.com to request a new link.
Information and guidance
FAO All new colleagues and those new to Right Choice
All our communications for Wiltshire schools and academies are published through Right Choice. Right Choice replaced WISEnet in April 2018 for council communications with schools, as well as bringing together information on services, training and resources in to one place.
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The Journey of Life and Death
FAO All Wiltshire Schools - Wiltshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education
The Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) is pleased to inform you of a new teaching resource for RE on the theme of 'The Journey of Life and Death' for KS2, produced by a local experienced RE teacher. This unit of work supports one of seventeen KS2 enquiry based questions – ‘Q10. Why do some people believe in life after death and what difference does it make?’. All enquiry based questions are supported with a scheme of work, lesson plans and a starter activity.
The unit of work can be found on the RE resource page: http://rightchoice.wiltshire.gov.uk/P11747
You will be required to log-in to access. If you are a Wiltshire teacher and don't have a Right Choice account, please speak to your Headteacher or School Business Manager.
For any queries regarding the Wiltshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, please email Simone Kermode on email@example.com