Belfast is to play host to the world’s first international primary science education conference next week. Organised by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) the three-day event, taking place in Belfast’s Waterfront from June 9-11, will celebrate excellence in the teaching and learning of primary science across the world.
It will include a wide range of workshops led by outstanding educators and showcases the best primary science there is to offer. Keynote speakers include clinical anatomist Professor Alice Roberts, Dr Stuart Brown, Professor Danielle George and the BBC’s ‘face of space’ scientist and broadcaster, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (pictured).
The Conference was designed by the PSTT to break down any boundaries that stand in the way of excellent primary science teaching. The initiative will give professionals the opportunity to network, establish contacts and learn inspiring methods to use in their own teaching practice in a bid to use their own teaching practices in order to enthuse and inspire then next generation of young scientists.
Belfast was chosen as a location for the Conference due to the STEM excellence in the city and to further recognise the 14 PSTT College Fellows who have received the Primary Science Teacher of the Year Award on account of their dedication in promoting STEM subjects in local schools. St Teresa’s PS (pictured) in west Belfast helped launch the Conference as teachers from the school has won the prestigious Science Teacher of the Year Award.
Along with the conference there is a host of social events including events in the Oh Yeah Centre, and Irish night in McHughs Bar and a gala dinner in Belfast City Hall
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