More than 1100 people , 336 families and children from more than 100 schools and setting came to this year’s Family STEAM Festival. This annual event takes place at The Spinney Primary School every September with the aim of improving parental engagement in children’s learning and raising aspirations across the STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths).
The Kite organise the Family STEAM Festival which is a big annual family learning event which takes place at The Spinney Primary School in Cambridge. The event is designed as an opportunity to encourage parental engagement in children’s learning and to raise aspirations across the STEAM subjects; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. Well over 1000 people are expected to attend on Saturday 29th September to enjoy the completely free programme of over 30 workshops and shows as well as a fairly priced café and music – there’s a real festival feel to the day. Please share details of this event with teachers so they can advertise it to parents (who may also like to know that the first 500 children will receive a goody bag!). Also please do connect and share these social media links
The STEAM Co. Rocket Kids tour is helping the country celebrate National Careers Week and British Science Week by taking their half day #ROCKETKIDS session on the road to give primary and secondary schools a taste of STEAM Co. creativity, inspiration and engagement – 21st Century Skills.
STEAM Co can come to your school on Friday 16th March and deliver a ‘Rocket Kids’ assembly, a Rocket Launch and a Rocket Science activity.
A half day session is available for either the morning or the afternoon in Cambridgeshire . STEAM Co. is an unfunded not-for-profit Community Enterprise and requests a £300 donation for this half day session.
Over the summer The Kite TSA has been working on the programme for this year’s Family STEAM Festival. This is an annual Family Learning event, all based around the theme of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. In case you’re wondering , we’ve made two big changes to the event – we’ve changed the name – it was formerly known as The Family Learning Festival and we’ve arranged for it to take place earlier in the Autumn term with a view that it will hopefully allow us to take advantage of better weather and to be able to hold more things outside. We’re very fortunate to welcome onboard our Project Partner this year – Anderson Group; supporting the event both financially, actively engaging in the planning and even putting on workshops! The event is FREE and open to all Cambridgeshire Families. There will be a wide range of workshops and shows to inspire families learning together. It takes place at The Spinney Primary School on Saturday 23rd September 2017, 10am-4pm. Visit www.familySTEAMfestival.com , like us on Facebook and click ‘going’ on our event.
The Kite TSA Cambridge is committed to raising aspirations around the STEM subjects; Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Many schools, colleges and universities promote these areas together, not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are important for student success, but also because these domains are often deeply intertwined in life and an inter-disciplinary approach will prepare students to learn effectively as well as develop a range of useful transferable skills.
Alongside organisations and institutions across the globe, The Kite TSA champions the STEAM movement – adding A for ARTS, to celebrate and integrate creativity, art and culture in STEM education.
“Art is a human act, a generous contribution, something that might not work, and it is intended to change the recipient for the better, often causing a connection to happen.
Five elements that are difficult to find and worth seeking out. Human, generous, risky, change and connection.” Art Connects – Seth Godin
In addition to the positive transformative effect of arts experiences and education on young people’s lives and the ameliorative effects on their sense of well-being, connection and belonging The Kite TSA recognises that £8.4 billion is generated by creative industries every year.
Arts, Creativity, Design and Culture are rewarding industries for young people to go into and can contribute towards a very positive and affirming and fulfilling life! For this reason the Kite TSA works with a number of organisations or will sign-post to non alliance partners who share a similar vision in promoting creativity, culture and arts.