Building Bridges Project

 

Overview

 

Building Bridges is a three-year project that aims to raise students' science literacy and engagement with STEM subjects by offering them a range of inspiring and exciting activities. These activities are themed around science communication and use the Science Museum’s unique collections to put science in a context that is relevant to students' lives.

 

 Students in science communication workshop

 

The project has five components:

  • School outreach - we visit the participating schools and deliver a science show, a science communication workshop and an introduction to the rest of the project.
  • Science Museum visit - we welcome the participating school groups into the Science Museum for a day of exclusive VIP activities.
  • Family event - at the end of the year, we invite the participating teachers and students, together with their families and friends, to the Museum for a huge party. We showcase what the students have done and give all involved the opportunity to take part in exclusive and exciting activities, with the help of some special guests.
  • Teacher CPD - we develop exclusive resources for teachers to use with their students to ensure that they get the most from their involvement with the project, and to ensure that the activities on the project can be disseminated to students who have not been directly involved.
  • Academic research - researchers from Sheffield Hallam University are undertaking thorough research throughout the three years of the project to study its impact on everyone involved. Their findings will be used as a model for expanding this programme nationally and internationally.

Who can take part?

Building Bridges is funded entirely by the BG Group, and was open it its first year to non-fee-paying schools in the London boroughs of Brent, Kensington and Chelsea, Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster. The project is expanding in its second year to include selected schools in Reading.

Further information

If you would like to find out more please contact Richard Pering on 020 7942 4758 or Lucy Yate on 020 7942 4037.