News from the Masterclass team in spring 2014
The whole Masterclass team has had a busy term once again. We have had new groups starting across our Masterclass Networks, have visited series across the country and taken part in end-of-series and anniversary celebrations. Our STEM E&E Grants Scheme, generously supported by the Causeway Foundation, has enabled around 40 schools to take part in exciting science, mathematics, engineering and technology-based extra-curricular activities. Read more in our Primary Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics and Engineering network news.
As most of you know, Diane will be leaving us this summer for a happy retirement (hopefully spent delivering Masterclasses). The Masterclass programme has expanded rapidly over the past few years under her expert guidance and now includes Engineering and Computer Science Masterclasses. We are very sorry to see her go and I know that she has thoroughly enjoyed working with you all. We are currently recruiting a new Masterclass Programme Manager.
We are always keen to hear what you are up to within your Masterclass groups, and would like to include your news in this newsletter. Some articles even end up on our Masterclass blog. Let us know if you have any interesting stories, activities or anything else you would like to share.
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We will once again be teaming up with the Ri L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre (LYSC) to deliver a programme of Summer School workshops in July and August. The Masterclass team is working with a number of experienced Masterclass speakers to offer sessions for students aged between seven and 18. Primarily based on existing Masterclasses, the sessions will cover a range of topics within mathematics, engineering and computer science. The LYSC will also be delivering some of their most popular workshops. We have been working hard over the past few months to put the programme together and will be ready to launch very shortly. In total, we will be running over 50 workshops between 24 July and 22 August.