Important change to the organisation of our Schools Outreach Activities

After completing our projects with our adopted primary schools, St Sophia’s and Galston,  for 2017-18, Council agreed that we should now cease to adopt one, or perhaps two, primary schools each year. Accordingly, given that we have now 16 registered STEM Ambassadors on the  KESS membership list, we decided instead to offer our services to all schools in East Ayrshire.

Therefore, periodically we will give a short report of our ongoing activities as requests from schools are received.

Primary Schools Outreach activities between June  and December 2018

21st June 2018 Darvel Primary School

 

 

Talk to P6/7 about Archimedes and to explain to the pupils the science of why things float and why things sink

 

D Gorman

28th June 2018

Darvel Primary School Talk to P6/7 about aspects of astronomy I Grogg

15th November
27th November
2018

Newmilns Primary School  Talk to P3 about aspects of Materials
E Dunsmore
28th November 2018

 

St Sophia’s Primary School

Talk to P5/6/7 about Energy and Sustainability J McDonald, A McCallum and D Gorman 
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5th December 2018

 

St Sophia’s Primary School

Talk to P5/6/7 about Energy and Sustainability  J Canning and E Dunsmore
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19th December 2018 

 

St Sophia’s Primary School

Talk to P5/6/7 about the Titanic and its sister ships W Fitzpatrick
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The Story of Lewis Fry Richardson

On Tuesday 19th June 2018, the Society and Grange Academy invited Professor Tony Mulholland (Head of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde) to come and address 5th and 6th year maths and science students from schools across East Ayrshire. Grangelecture300The title of his address was “Lewis Fry Richardson”. This was the story of a man who applied his mathematical abilities to a range of challenges before, during and after the last world war. Lewis Fry Richardson’s two most significant contributions were algorithms to predict likelihood of was and fractals. However he made significant contributions to other areas of mathematics, science and engineering.

This was a most inspiring lecture by Professor Mulholland and was very timely in so far it was the time of year when students start their advanced studies in maths and science.