Outstanding Contribution to LOTC nomination – David Price!

We just heard our David Price is up for an award!

He has been nominated for outstanding contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) in the Innovator section.

David alongside Catherine Purvis-Mawson, enterprise and STEM enrichment manager at Framwellgate School, have been nominated for their work spreading David’s world-renowned science busking skills to the students, embedding busking in their school life and local community. Furthermore they have set up an ongoing training system for the oldest pupils to train the youngest pupils, leaving an innovative legacy.

The students themselves have gone on to win awards and achieve local celebrity status, entertaining the community with their science street theatre!

Please cast your vote for David! The link is below, along with the details of the amazing project that got David nominated. Please feel free to share this page about David as much as you like, let’s get his amazing work recognised!

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We would like to wish him all the luck in the world for the competition!

 

David Price - Busker extraordinaire!

David Price – Busker extraordinaire! Photo: science made simple (All Rights Reserved)

If you wish to follow David’s busking escapades you can find him on twitter, @sciencebusker

Plus you can find more info on our busking here.

 

David’s nominated project

David Price and Catherine Purvis-Mawson – Science Made Simple

David Price of Science Made Simple and Catherine Purvis-Mawson, enterprise and STEM enrichment manager at Framwellgate School, have developed a unique science busking training programme . This programme has supported students to develop both science and communication skills by performing at events in their local communities. David created and ran the training programme for the first cohort of students and Catherine supports the buskers and helps them develop new material. Together they have created a real culture change in the school and the Franwellgate science buskers have reached local celebrity status, entertaining the community with their science street theatre!

Science busking is the use of portable science demonstrations, to attract, hold and inspire audiences with highly engaging and participatory science messages. Through the science busking training programme, pupils learn the science behind demonstrations and, just as importantly, get a chance to develop public speaking skills to bring science to life.

After initial training by Science Made Simple, training is now completely peer led. The buskers have gained a regional and national reputation. They were the Public Choice Winners at the national Big Bang Fair 2012 in Birmingham.

Buskers have said “I never thought I would be able to walk up to a stranger and begin a conversation about science, busking has helped me overcome so many fears.” “I really love busking, I love it when you see people’s faces change as they are thinking about how the experiment that we have just done works!”

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