Science is for all not for some

Science communication, education and engagement (i.e. from schools, to museums, to watching TV at home) set certain kinds of people up to feel comfortable when they engage with science, while other people are set up to feel profoundly excluded.

Brent goes Wild is a partnership enabling Children and Young People aged 6-14, from background currently under-represented in science and natural heritage, to discover for themselves their innate capabilities for curiosity and experimentation. The programme aims to provide young people with the chance to explore aspects of STEM in less formal settings with the intent to ignite new interest and/or raise attainment in STEM subjects.

This project seeks to investigate good practice in play and youth work exploring the complex reasons to why children and young people from diverse and/or disadvantaged backgrounds self-exclude or do not access opportunities for learning and experiences with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

The project brings together organisations with existing best practice approaches in developing confidence, skills, and resilience and preventing risky behaviours for vulnerable young people.

If you would like to get involved or know more about Brent Goes Wild please contact Maxine Willetts.