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The next step for your volunteering

Congratulations on completing the course and learning about how to develop inspiring and engaging practical activities with young people. From looking at how to link activities to curricula, through to …

Create a plan for your own activity

During the previous course on Resources and Diversity you identified the range of resources available to support your engagement with young people. You then explored how resources can be shaped …

Planning task: Tailoring the activity

When choosing activities, it is possible to choose something relatively simple and adapt it for different audiences. We established how important it was to tailor the activity to the group …

Risk assessment of a party popper

During the introduction video for this week we showed you a party popper. In the video above we talk about some of the potential hazards associated with using a party …

Risks and hazards

An obvious starting point to the process of developing risk assessments is to understand what we mean by risk. The Institute of Risk Management defines it as ‘the combination of …

Introducing risk assessment

Last week you discussed what inspiring content looks like and a variety of practical activities. You looked at the national curriculum and skills frameworks and how to use these to …

Types of activity

There are many ways that you can work with young people. You may wish to support teachers in delivering parts of the curriculum. Your company might host work experience placements. …

Linking with other curriculum areas

It might not be immediately obvious, but your role and experience are likely be linked to a variety of school subjects. For example, while you may not have a role …

Engaging with the STEM curriculum

When working in a more formal setting, such as a school classroom, you will probably be supporting teachers in delivering aspects of the curriculum. In the next few steps we’ll …

Experiences from educators and young people

Throughout the course, we will be referring to teachers, educators or group leaders. These terms encompass the range of people and organisations you may collaborate with in your capacity as …

A planning process

By the end of this course you will have created an activity plan for a volunteering activity. We’ll go through the planning process with you, building upon your ideas for …

Get started planning your practical activity

Welcome to ‘Planning activities’, the second course in the Inspiring Young People in STEM program. The purpose of this course is to help you match your volunteering activities to the …