Connecting Learning for All Conference

Last month Glasgow City Council held a city wide conference to celebrate and showcase the innovative STEM and digital work taking place across the city. All early years, primary and secondary heads of establishments were invited along to attend seminars, visit stalls and to hear from pupils and schools who have already embedded this in their practice.

Both the STEM Glasgow team and pupils form Hillpark Secondary School delivered four seminars throughout the day highlighting the incredible STEM practice happening across the city and the impact it has had on learners, schools and wider communities.

The STEM zones had a number of schools attend and showcase a variety of practice at stalls for Headteachers to visit. Oakgrove Primary showcased the successes of their STEM Family Learning programme and share how it has empowered parents to become more involved in their children's home learning. St Thomas Aquinas Secondary shared the positive experience they had taking part in the Jacobs Engineering Challenge last year and the opportunities it has opened up for pupils since. Shawlands Academy showcased their integrated outdoor learning programme in the BGE phase and the partnerships that they have built to make this a sustainable programme. Dalmarnock Primary highlighted the STEM Leaders programme and their new STEM Fridays in which every class across the school takes part in a STEM challenge. Lastly Ashpark Primary and Jimmy Dunnachie Early Years Centre showcased their cross-curricular learning via the use of 3D Printers and Computer Aided Design (CAD) in both early years and primary. A great selection of work by the children was on display and pupils were available to discuss their learning first-hand.