Working in partnership creates results that would be impossible to achieve alone. This year, there have been many examples of people coming together and making impacts on the local Dundee community. Members of the University community in Life Sciences, Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science and Dundee Dental School were invited by Dundee Science Centre to contribute to their outreach plans once lockdown took place and their Centre closed.

Members for the Dundee Science Centre team, Jamie Strachan and Emily Lou, with some of the Science @ Home kits ready for delivery (picture credit: Dundee Science Centre)

In April, Dundee Science Centre launched their Home Learning Digital Programme in collaboration with us and others in response to a national need for STEM Learning resources for parents and children who suddenly found themselves homeschooling. They were then approached to support tackling equity and wellbeing in some of the most disadvantaged areas of our region. Their Science@Home kits provided the same activities, with the necessary equipment and guides, but without the need for digital resource. For 10 weeks, 350 children received kits alongside their foodbank deliveries, giving families a real boost and some science learning in the process.

the Science @ Home kits (picture credit: Dundee Science Centre)
A child undertaking an activity in the Dundee Science Centre Home Learning Programme (picture credit: Dundee Science Centre)

This video shares this story through the voices of the people involved. The viewer will discover the positive, meaningful impacts from these initiatives for our partner’s and local community and families. Importantly, the Centre now have a model to sustain their engagement beyond a direct response to COVID-19.

 

Project partners include Dundee Science Centre (initiative leads), University of Dundee (Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, Dundee Dental School, School of Life Sciences, Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research) Gate Church Wellbeing Project, Dundee City Council, Dundee Bairns, ChildSmile.

 

Watch the video here:

Home Learning Programme: https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/support-for-home-learning

 

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