Women in Science Day 2019: A perfect time for Junction Arts to share updates about the This Girl Codes education programme in rural Derbyshire. Exploring cultural heritage through creative challenges, … Continue reading This Girl Codes: A new ‘Love’s Welcome for Bolsover’ through data science.
In what ways can Maker Education impact on child’s emotional well-being? This will be my focus as I join the Doctorate in Education (EdD) programme at Leeds University and combine research … Continue reading Back to school as an academic next term.
A birthday surprise this year was a Saturday Heat Transfer Printing course at the fantastic Leeds Print Workshop. Result, loved it : ) Great chance to learn about basic techniques … Continue reading Heat transfer printing with tinkering possibilities
This year has given me many opportunities to embrace change and direct more of my time into areas of passion and importance. Alongside establishing programmes with the Foundation for Digital … Continue reading Starting the new year with a STEM role model focus
Perfect timing to build on the ‘Dynamic Circuits’ workshop we’ve just delivered with The Ada Show, and continue that exploration through creative tech. If it weren’t for watching paint dry … Continue reading First Light: Electric Paint Lamp Kit
Exciting times ahead! The start of this new academic year has seen us launching The Foundation for Digital Creativity. I’ve been blown away by the messages of support and encouragement … Continue reading Next steps: Building a Digital Foundation
Looking for a project with a social good theme and to build on resilience? Perhaps signposting girls towards STEAM through inspiring female role models? And support to make classroom connections or … Continue reading Shake Your #STEAM Power
I learnt a lot on Saturday. With every maker event there are opportunities for collaborations and family learning activities, and this weekend’s #MakeBelieve focus was about young people imagining the tech of … Continue reading Digital Making at #MakeBelieve
That moment when you realise it’s far too late for anything other than make do. And a late request from Jr for paint for the school’s annual egg paint challenge turns up … Continue reading Easter Ninja Hack: Maker ‘Make Do’
PiParty was brilliant and another reminder of the strength of community in supporting and inspiring digital makers; experienced makers or those dipping a toe into projects. Got me reflecting on my own … Continue reading Maker aspirations and inspirations
Wow – a year since we started to put our monthly meet up into the calendar at Swallow Hill ! This month’s Raspberry Jam had the usual mix of shared … Continue reading Leeds Raspberry Jam: First birthday at Swallow Hill
Christmas came early last week. Got to admit that we became embroiled in Quality Street-gate with forceful opinions expressed about which choc should have been replaced. The trouble was that peer … Continue reading ‘Quality’ decision making without peer pressure using Picap