We are excited to share our new resource for parents and families, called ‘Just Add Imagination‘. It is part of our new Parents for STEM Futures project to actively engage parents of primary school aged children in science and maths subjects.
This digital (and printable) resource aims to show how creative and exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects are, to dispel stereotypical ideas about who ‘belongs’ in STEM fields, and to encourage parents and children to explore the opportunities offered by a STEM career. It includes:
- Profiles of (current and former) staff and students at the University of Oxford, enjoying a variety of STEM career paths;
- Fun, easy, and creative activities that parents can do with their children;
- Talking points to help guide discussion and get talking about science and maths in everyday life; and
- How to find out more about careers that interest your child.
The profiles and activities can be viewed online: https://www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk/justaddimagination, and the entire booklet can be downloaded by clicking here.
Written by: Isabel Thomas
Designed by: University of Oxford Design Studio
We’ve also launched a ‘Parent Ambassadors for STEM‘ scheme to bring this resource to life in Oxfordshire primary schools.
We hope you enjoy this and help us spread the word! We’ll also be at the Engage conference in December hosting a discussion along with parent ambassadors, so please do join us if you’re at the conference.
Daisy Hung and Michaela Livingstone-Banks
Daisy J. Hung
Equality and Diversity Facilitator
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
University of Oxford
Tel: 01865 282464
Dr Michaela Livingstone
Public Engagement Facilitator
MPLS Division, 9 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD
Tel 01865-282595 | @a_n_s
www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk | @OxfordSparks | www.mpls.ox.ac.uk