Gopher : small , burrowing rodent .
So, what's that got to do with science? Well, the Royal society of Biology offers small grants to support transition between secondary and primary.
Further details Here
Now, generally secondary teachers apply for this, but I wasn't letting that stop me. I drummed up support from my local schools and applied.
Hey presto, grant received. Thank you again Royal Society.
After lots of emails we managed to fix a date and our local secondary school trained up some year 9 students to deliver a series of fun activities to year six pupils from the feeder primaries.
See some pictures Here
I will shortly be leading a staff meeting to share the experience and hopefully encourage others to apply for this wonderful opportunity.
Students teaching students.
Cross phase links.
I'm still not sure what it all has to do with gophers, but it was certainly a great experience.
Why don't you go for it this year? 😉
Applications close end of this month.