Brent Goes Wild

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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 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM subjects).

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

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.


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On 24th June nine YBF members came together for a Brent Goes Wild Training session delivered by the Natural History Museum. We met at the Welsh Harp Outdoor Education centre, where Thames21 kindly hosted the session. We were able to use the fantastic woodland space, long grass areas and explore the site. The training was full of practical activities and ways to engage young people in discussions about nature, biodiversity, insects Vs spiders and much more. Each member received a starter pack of equipment to put in practice some of the learning from the training. The session also provided an informal networking opportunity for organisations to come together and share ideas and thoughts about the STEM work they do with young people.

Feedback from partners included:

‘I would really like to reinforce how excellent this session was today. I feel that working with leaders of projects for young people engagement is phenomenal. They would be essential for the maintenance of these projects long term. Once again, brilliant session today. Thank you so much for the work you do!

‘Fantastically enjoyable experience can't wait to share with my kids!’


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