Bangor University (Reaching Wider North and Mid Wales partnership)
The aim of Bright Sparks is to excite and inspire KS2 pupils in schools across North and Mid Wales, with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Pupils believe that they are having a science workshop, however the workshop is suddenly interrupted by Professor Sparky and her nephew Eric who burst into the classroom.
Professor Sparky explains that Eric desperately wants to become a Professor, but has failed his exams. They have come to the school to ask the pupils to help Eric in his final attempt to become a Professor. This scenario creates synergy between the young people and the characters.
The pupils are set a number of tasks by the Professor which they need to complete in preparation for the follow-up session. In order for the pupils to help Eric, the pupils translate the information into a mini drama sketch and perform what they have researched to Eric. Eric sits his exam in front of the pupils and this creates an electric atmosphere.
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