The University of The West of England (UWE) STEM Ambassadors support children and young people to learn basic coding, animation, projection mapping, data handling and gardening. Sessions are free flow and tailored towards the needs and interests of those who attend.
STEM= Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
For: Children and young people between the ages of 8 and 17.
When: Monday 5-7.30pm (Meal included/weekly sessions to continue throughout the summer holidays)
Where: Baggator, All Hallows Rd, BS5 0HH
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A collaboration between UWE and Baggator
The University of The West of England (UWE) has teamed up with Baggator to provide children and young people with the opportunity to learn valuable skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Children and young people between the ages of eight and seventeen can choose their activity upon arrival and are supported by staff and volunteers from UWE. A free evening meal and pudding is provided to all attendees.
Why is coding so important?
Activities that young people enjoy
With the full use of the garden and two floors of The pickle factory children and young people can choose the activities they enjoy. Younger children have enjoyed gardening and dissecting flowers to find and identify the different parts that make up a flower.
There are plans to work with older children in creating air pollution data, a project not only beneficial to the children who learn to code and handle large data sets but also to the wider community by giving them a tool to understand the levels of air pollution in their neighbourhood.
Maryan explains: “The little weather apps that we all have on our phones have massive data sets. We are trying to get the kids to make something like that but for air pollution; essentially taking this big scary data set and make it so anyone can understand. When you learn how to understand and code for big data sets that is a really valuable skill, employers love it. We are mainly aiming this at older kids going to University.”
We are using the results from Saaf Hava’s Citizen Sensors for data on Air Pollution and Traffic in Easton
|Name of group Easton Data Garden |
Who do you do it for? >19s
When do you do it? Mondays 5 till 7. Although we may host other events
Where do you do it? Primarily in Baggator. Although we may run some external events
Does it cost money? IT’S FREE!!
Is there anything you need?
We are planning:
Online and in-person club for 13-17-year-olds
Learn to code with coding challenges
Have adventures in environmental science and sustainability
Explore computer animation, art and design
Have fun with Minecraft and scratch gaming activities
Get involved with projects, competitions and quizzes
How did you start? We were originally called STEM@Baggator but wanted a more technology and sustainability focus to cover both the digital divide in Bristol and the ways young people in the community can help. We also wanted to provide more practical skills that would be marketable for teens when applying for higher education. We renamed in july 2021.
Person to contact for more details Maryan Abdirahman
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