The project has got off to an excellent start, however to maintain its momentum the points in the interim report need to be discussed and solutions found. The interest it has generated beyond Haringey also needs to be clearly communicated to all the teachers involved in the project, as well as how vital their continued commitment is to its overall success. The project’s success will also determine its longevity and how we can make the “Let’s Go!” Science Trails a national resource, which was very much a part of the original vision.
The local environment in Haringey is currently an underused resource so this project is creating a set of science trails to be used as valuable CPD resource to local authority advisors and school co-ordinators, providing a great way of getting staff and even parents involved in practical science. The trails will be specific and focus on an area of science and where it is found in common elements of urban and rural environments (e.g. electricity in high streets, forces in parks, adaptation in ponds, seed dispersal). Teachers will be able to choose and adapt the trail relevant to the science they are teaching
Have a listen to some of the children involved in the project talking about their favourite parts of the Science Trails experience by clicking here.
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