– keeping women (and men) connected to STEM through career breaks whether for family or health reasons
Keen to provide more than reading support in their children’s schools, the original Science Sisters group, based in Christchurch, Dorset set out to help their local schools engage children in science, challenging perceptions and inspiring young imaginations.
We set up science clubs, initiated BA Crest Award and National Science & Engineering Week participation, developed and delivered practical activity sessions in schools, organised inter-school competitions and facilitated knowledge sharing events for Head Teachers, Science co- ordinators and teaching assistants.
Above all, the original core of ten mums honed their investigative, administrative and presentation skills, giving them the confidence to enhance, progress, or kick-start their careers in science and related areas.
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The project started in 2007 with funding from the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science and continues in an informal capacity running chemistry at work days and team building workshops based around K’Nex or paper rolling.
We are currently exploring running workshops for groups of primary schools to help mums, dads and guardians gain confidence in hand-on activities.