How to be your child’s first science teacher

Doing hands-on activities with children is the best way to get them exploring the world around them and thinking like future scientists and engineers. However, many parents lack confidence in doing science with their children, compared with reading, writing or drawing. Teacher and author of ‘Mr Shaha’s Recipes for Wonder’ Alom Shaha will show how every child can be a scientist even if parents don’t have all the answers!

Alom will be giving versions of this talk at various venues around the country – check below for one near you. If you want to book Alom for an event, click here.

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Science vs Magic at The Cheltenham Science Festival

Date: Wednesday 6 June 2018
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Venue: Cheltenham Town Hall
Tickets: Science for Schools 2018

Connections: Belief and Community

“What are the connections between structures of faith and the structures of society? Organised religion can tell us much about the evolution of social complexity: throughout history, patterns of belief have helped to hold communities together, shaping the way that people think of themselves as part of a collective identity. Anthropologist Pieter Francois, author and science teacher Alom Shaha and the Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek dig deeper into these patterns and explore how, with secularism now prevalent in modern society, we can maintain a sense of community both locally and globally.”

Date: Saturday 9 June 2018
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Venue: Helix Theatre, Cheltenham
Tickets: Cheltenham Science Festival

Festival of Education

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018
Time: 10:10 – 10:50 am
Venue: Chapel, Wellington College
Tickets: Festival of Education