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Plymouth Sound Maritime Heritage:
Despite Plymouth’s amazing heritage of national importance, many who live within its environs are unaware of its legacy. Through this project we will facilitate local communities to celebrate their local maritime heritage through exciting activities and trips. Seadream Education will lead this project with community participants selected with the assistance of mainstream schools, specialist schools, community groups and public places, such as libraries.
Wildly Exciting: This project will reinvigorate the interest in the local environment by provide exciting, free, fun and educational activities. Attractive electronic resources combined with science loan and give away resources will give confidence in carrying out science activities. Our “Wildly exciting” project will encourage curiosity in children and their families, enabling them to survive and thrive. Wildly exciting is about exploring, questioning, experimenting and developing ideas.
Our trained energy advisor will deliver fun sessions on how to save energy and to signpost families in the direction of help available should there be signs of fuel poverty among the participants. Seadream will be drawing on our reputation with schools to provide resources for children in school, and, those at home but learning remotely. We would like to merge our experience with creating inspiring resource boxes, producing teaching support material, with the delivery of “live” sessions via zoom or google classroom.
Seadream will deliver sessions, often in PSHE classes, to describe loan sharks – then we will add in some exciting facts about real sharks and introduce participants to some real predatory parasites (not literally as the risk assessment would be far too complex) that, like loan sharks, coerce their prey, are sly and sinister, and target struggling victims. This introduces the terminology and set the scene in an informative, enjoyable and educational session. We will show gruesome examples in nature to encourage discussions to be instigated and feelings be stirred.
These sessions raise awareness, teach the signs and methods of loan sharks and will be memorable.
Community Fund: We invite our communities to collaborate with us to produce fun and bespoke remote resources, particularly with animation. The project and the outputs will be unique to the communities we are working with and we will include local sites and features for reference and familiarity, for example the sites of heritage importance such as the lighthouse Smeaton’s Tower, an important and impressive landmark in Plymouth. The project will bring enjoyment, positivity, and, allow for reflection on our connection pre covid.
“Celebrate STEAM in the SW” is a collective of local organisations with similar missions. We want to share our passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM) in a collective way. We are collectively developping our Immersive Reality resources that could be used with phones, VR headsets and projected in a dome. Our output ideas and our route to achieve this are taking shape, thanks to the pop collective process. Our collaborative output is shaping into a film/ trailer type footage that weaves our individual stories seamlessly. Flowing with the common thread to show how we are all dealing with different aspects of the climate emergency and other environmental issues. This collaborative output is not a normal film, as we are talking 360 degree so it can be used with multimedia, including the new Plymouth Market Hall dome.
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Seadream Education CIC is offering a FREE and fun informal learning project to benefit people aged 16 to 60ish that are currently not in employment, education or training.
Seadream activities are designed for each participant.
How about activities linked to the environment; science; discovery; art; technology; business; personal development; confidence building, and, employability and teamwork skills? These are just ideas – you can help design your own programme of activities – all for FREE!
This project is part funded by the ESF and ESFA as a part of the Community Grants Programme.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) funded “Engineering here, there and everywhere”
“Engineering here, there and everywhere” is a suite of interactive engineering activities delivered at prearranged school and public events by enthusiastic professional science educators to inspire and engage a large and diverse audience of pupils, parents, teachers and members of the public. “We already know that society needs more engineers, It’s time to do something about it” (IMechE report – leading the change) and this project does lead the change.
The Institute of Mechanical Engineers annual cardboard boat race and the IET funded workshops “all about boats”
Here we teach pupils to become engineers! We provide a thoroughly hands on (wet) STEM session to cover the topics of materials, buoyancy, Archimedes principle, boat design, scale drawing, scale models, testing, refined planning and boat building.
Cardboard Boat Race returns for 2017! Click Here
Tesco carrier bag levy public vote: Explore the Outdoors with Science
Seadream has run two public sessions at Kingsbridge library and participated in the Whitrock festival of learning.
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Polar explorer programme
The Polar Explorer programme encourages and supports schools who are keen to raise aspirations and attainment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
In 2014, the Government announced a £200 million investment for a new polar research ship. The RRS Sir David Attenborough will enable world-leading research in Antarctica and the Arctic for the next 25 years.
With funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) The Polar Explorer Programme are using the build, launch and operation of RRS Sir David Attenborough to bring an exciting new context to the teaching of STEM subjects. Seadream’s director, Dr Juliette Jackson, is one of many selected STEM professionals to help enrich the teaching of STEM subjects in primary schools.
Fun with chemistry to show its importance in everyday life
This project will promote, support and celebrate chemistry. Our aim is to increase the public understanding of chemistry and the chemists’ influence and relevance in their lives and globally.
A dedicated chemistry “pitch” will be set up at public fairs and festivals to create a big impact on a wide audience of all ages.
The activities will be varied to demonstrate the wide ranging applications of chemistry including making bath bombs as a fun activity whilst making connections between the importance of chemistry for cleansing; the use of chemistry technology in imaging, including x-ray; the development and use of smart materials such as thermal, photo and pH sensitive papers. Other activities will explore safe and fun chemical reactions that benefit the food industry and the use of UV torches to explore sunscreens and fabric technologies.
Other collaborative outreach:
Children’s University is an amazing project where you can get rewarded for having fun!
Collect stamps in your Passport to Learning for each hour of an activity that you do, and when you get 30 we will give you a bronze certificate! Collect 65 and we will give you a silver certificate! Get all the way up to 100 and we will give you a gold certificate, and not just that, but we will invite you and your family along to Plymouth University where you will have a graduation! Seadream workshops count towards your passport for learning.
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