Alex Farrer won a Large College Project Fund from the Primary Science Teaching Trust to carry out a cross curricular project with Partnership schools. This is to develop a teacher resource of 10 activities that fuse art and science skills. It will be aimed at pupils in years 1-6 and the funding will pay for teacher development time and release teachers from different schools to trial the resources and provide feedback before the teacher resource is finalised. It will then be published.
The resource of 10 activities will allow pupils and teachers time to delve deeper into an engaging context, look at learning from different angles, learn from inspiring scientists and artists, to have opportunity for more talk and collaboration, development of artistic and scientific skills, opportunities for family exhibitions and events, greater engagement, curiosity and creativity.
As a PSTT Fellow Alex Farrer is able to bid for Large College Project Funds to be able to support curriculum development and CPD across other schools. This project is one of 5 projects awarded nationally this year by the PSTT.
Approximately £9000 funding has been provided for this project.
The project's impact to partner schools is the opportunity for CPD for teachers, curriculum enhancement especially in art and science at each school, funding from the project that each school can use as they wish and opportunity to be involved with other schools in a curriculum project.
The impact on Wimbledon High is the CPD for teachers, curriculum enhancement, the opportunity to work with other schools.
All pupils from each school are involved
The frequency is every year on various dates