IRONBRIDGE LIVERPOOL SUNDERLAND Photo: Inventors! STEAMCo. Day by Colin Davison INSPIRATION Photo: ‘No One Left Behind’ by Stephen Falkner Photo: ‘Liverpool Launch’ by Stephen Falkner LIKE OUR #ARTCONNECTS FESTIVAL KING’S CROSS Nationwide #ILOVEARTaction campaign launched “I BELIEVE OUR CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE” WINNIE GREER Soulful Science Teacher Winnie Greer wins hearts A big part of what we do is provide inspiration by running events around the UK to launch STEAMCo. REGIONAL LAUNCHES These events may be run over one or two days where children and their teachers and parents from local schools get the chance to try a STEAMCo. Day run by local creatives. We also hold a series of short talks which are filmed for use at other briefing events. #ARTCONNECTS We held our first annual national three day event in Kings Cross - the #ARTCONNECTS Festival of Creative Schools, Work and Lives. The Friday saw hundreds of local primary children come in for a STEAMCo. Day sponsored by the Creative Agency Havas. A range of fantastic creative activites were on offer. On the Friday evening we held a community screening at the British Library. The most inspiring line up of speakers - teachers, parents, creatives, business people took to the stage on the Saturday. We’re now working on #ARTCONNECTS 2019, sign up now: www.steamco.org.uk/artconnects “ON OUR WATCH THE THINGS WE VALUE ARE BEING SQUEEZED OUT” GEOFF BARTON - ASSOC. SCHOOL AND COLLEGE LEADERS Do watch Geoff’s passionate speech as part of the TES ‘Creative Schools’ debate on the Saturday “MAKE A DIFFERENCE, BECOME A GOVERNOR” SUSAN COLES - NSEAD One of the UK’s most passionate advocates for the arts ‘Art is what we call it, when what we do might connect us’. Massive thanks to all these generous people that stood behind us at #ARTCONNECTS. We’re nothing without you. “ONLY CONNECT” RACHEL SNAPE HEAD, SPINNEY SCHOOL 6 “CREATIVITY IS CRITICAL TO OUR BUSINESS” NISHMA ROBB - GOOGLE
RESOURCES Pop-Up Drop Truck on Tyneside Our Zoetrope Animation Activity - no app for that! Ukuleles and Rocket Kits in the Drop Truck The amazing Newspaper Stixx rolling machine DROP TRUCK AND ACTIVITY PACKS BBC Micro:bits from the Drop Truck “INNOVATION, TECH, DREAMS ROCKETING UP TO THE SKY” CHRIS DYSON HT - PARKLANDS PRIMARY LEEDS WHERE TO START? So you’ve decided you want to engage your school community and inspire your children with creativitiy by running a STEAMCo. Day. ‘ROCKET KIDS’ SESSION A great place to start is to get us in to run one of the ‘Rocket Kids’ sessions shown on the next page. While we’re there we can brief your community on the importance of creativity and what you’ll need to consider when planning and running a STEAMCo. Day. POP-UP STEAM CO. DAY The easiest and quickest way to stage your first day, is where we bring the STEAMCo. Drop Truck along and provide everything you need to run a STEAMCo. Day - just ‘add kids and carers’ for a small donation. POP-UP DAY DROP TRUCK Contains everything you need to run your a Pop-Up STEAMCo. Day: • Rocket Science - where children get to make and fire air rockets made from sheets of A4 paper • Newspaper engineering - use a STIXX rolling machine to roll papers into titanium strength rods • Bits and Bytes - learn to code the BBC Micro:bit wearable computer • Spin Painting - use centripetal force to create a masterpiece • Zoetropes - stop frame animation the old way, using strips of paper • T-shirt Design - declare your love on your own I♥ART t-shirt • Little Inventors - a masterclass with Inventor Dominic Wilcox • Ukulele - learn to play a tune. Find out more: www.steamco.org.uk/day 7 Rocket launching is a real hit with superdads like ‘Mango’ A passport for a STEAMCo. Day adventure FULL STEAM CO. DAY Where you use our planning guide and tools such as logo and passport templates, posters, etc and our range of downloadable Inspirator activity materials. Combine them with your own activities using existing ideas, talent and resources that are lurking in your school community. We’d strongly recommend that you book some outside creatives to come and lead the assembly and run an activity. Maybe use Rocket Fund to raise some money? DIY STEAM CO. DAY Where you use our guide, branding and inspiration with your own activities using ideas and talent from your community - no donation required but do consider getting STEAMCo. School membership.