Mar 082019

Thousands of young people across Glasgow will celebrate British Science Week at 25 events running in primary schools throughout the city.

STEM fairs, family events and career information sessions are being organised by the Primary Science Leaders of the RAiSE (Raising Attainment in Science Education) programme.

RAiSE is funded and delivered by The Wood Foundation, Education Scotland, Scottish Government and participating local authorities. It increases the confidence, skills and networks of primary teachers to develop and deliver impactful STEM (science, technology, maths and engineering) lessons.

As well as supporting and developing these STEM lead teachers in schools, RAiSE has also provided funding to enable their delivery.

Alex McLaughlin, Primary Science Development Officer for Glasgow, said:

“British Science Week is a great opportunity to shine a light on STEM within and outwith the classroom, giving young people opportunities to be inspired and impacted by exciting events and lessons.

“We are incredibly proud of the development of the Primary Science Leaders in the Glasgow area and delighted they have the confidence and respect within their settings to lead on projects such as these.”

Events will include:

  • Family Code Club at Gowanbank Primary School where 94% of the pupils live in deprivation. The event is set to increase parental confidence with technologies and provide a positive family learning experience.
  • St Rose of Lima Primary School is hosting a family evening which will include STEM activities linked to the Global Goals and Malawi.
  • World of Work events which will see members of the school and business communities highlight their STEM career pathways.
  • St Benedict’s Primary School is asking their Primary 6 pupils to support younger classes throughout the week to develop a STEM showcase for the entire school.
  • St Roch’s Primary School will be crime solvers throughout the week, working in teams to solve a mystery.

For more information on the RAiSE team STEM Glasgow, visit

British Science Week runs from 8th to 14th March.

A full list of the events:

British Science Week: The Power of Electricity Annette Street PS
World of Work STEM Week Avenue End PS
Space Exploration Barmulloch PS
STEM Community Event Caledonia PS
Big STEM Showcase Carmyle PS
STEM Week Cuthbertson PS
Science Day and STEM Family Afternoon Dalmarnock PS
Fun with Forces Darnley PS
Move It! Gaelic School
Family Code Club Gowanbank PS
CSI Hillington Hillington PS
Science Week Activities John Paul II PS
Think Science Show Langside PS
Science and Technology at Miller Miller PS
Raising Aspirations through STEM Careers Pirie Park PS
Science Week at Quarry Brae Quarry Brae PS
Sandwood Polar Explorer STEM Fair Sandwood PS
Science Day: Problem Solving using our Senses Scotstoun PS
STEM Week St. Benedict’s PS
The Big STEM Showcase St. Clare’s PS
Journeys in Science St. Marnock’s PS
All the Fun of the Fair St. Philomena’s PS
Whodunit/CSI St. Roch’s PS
Science Week and Beyond St. Rose of Lima PS
Science Fair Thorntree PS
British Science Week Wellshot PS
British Science Week Whitehill PS
Jan 082016

A new tile has been added to the National Glow App Library by Twig World Ltd.

Discover jaw-dropping science resources for ages 4–6!

Tigtag Junior features hundreds of captivating short films, puzzles and games for younger learners.

Created specifically for use in schools, Tigtag Junior comes with support materials for teachers including ready-made lesson plans and topic background information.

You can add this free tile to your ‘My Launchpad’ for easy access to it at all times.

To add an app or tile to your Launchpad(s) you may find the following video useful: Jr

Nov 262015

UoS Humanities & Social Sciences Logo


This is a free event for all those interested in education, learning and teaching. Registration to the event is accessible from here.

Teachers at any stage of their career or training, education advisors, support staff, local authority staff, and all those working in Scottish Education are welcome at the event, the more the merrier!

Date: Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Venue: McCance Building (Room 301) University of Strathclyde

Address: 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow

Time: 5.00pm for 5.30pm start with the event concluding at 8.00pm

Follow the on screen instructions to create an account, which will then enable you to enter your details to the register.

Oct 082015

Education Scotland held a series of conversation days with the Scottish education community throughout 2013/2014 to develop a shared, partnership approach to improving 3-18 science education. We also hosted a dedicated primary and early years science conversation day in August 2014.

One of the key themes to emerge was the importance of supporting learning and teaching of the sciences in the primary and early learning and childcare sectors, a theme also identified in the Sciences 3-18 Curriculum Impact Report.

In response to this, Education Scotland has established a National Primary and Early Years Science Network.

The purpose of this network is to create a cross-authority sharing practice group to:

  • develop a common understanding of standards and progression in the sciences
  • create a national model for moderation
  • build capacity in understanding the sciences curriculum
  • produce resources to support the planning, teaching, assessment and moderation of the sciences curriculum within the Broad General Education.

The next meeting of the National Primary and Early Years Science Network will take place on Wednesday 18th November in Glasgow. The initial meeting of this network took place in June 2015, and this forthcoming event will build on the work and activities of the groups that formed at the first event and, in addition to other aspects, will further develop science frameworks, resources to support progression in skills, professional learning materials and approaches to assessing progress and achievement.

Many resources to support the delivery of the Sciences experiences & outcomes can be found on our Glow Sciences Community at .

Local authorities have been asked to nominate one early years and one primary practitioner to attend this event. Anyone interested in attending should contact their local authority or Colin McGill (Development Officer – Sciences ) at


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