Working in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre, Techniquest has launched Learning Lab Cymru, set to inspire and enthuse the next generation.

Helping children to find and develop a passion for STEM, and to discover the scientist within, the project has been made possible through a collaborative effort with many other organisations, including: CADW, Cardiff School of Medicine, AstroCymru and Space Forge, the Edina Trust and the Science and Technologies Facilities Forum.

The scheme takes a hybrid approach that involves online learning for the classroom and at home, set alongside an in-person visit to Techniquest. Here they have the opportunity to explore hands-on science through over 100 interactive exhibits plus the chance to watch a live science show tailored to the programme’s theme — or in the case of the Space programme, an option to experience a Star Tour in the Planetarium.

Consisting of three bespoke 6-week learning programmes for Primary Schools, the concept provides a platform for learners between ages 7 and 11 (Progression Steps 2 & 3) to explore hands-on activities, meet inspirational professionals and work together to share ideas. A combination of lesson plans, video content and interactions with experts enables teachers to find support in delivering a good quality STEM learning experience for their pupils.

The themes currently available for Learning Lab Cymru participants are set out below and more details about the live science shows and Star Tours presented as part of the programme can be found through these links:

For more detail about taking part in one of the Learning Lab Cymru programmes, please contact Andrea Meyrick, Head of Education at Techniquest.