Calling Young Inventors – Curiosity Club comes to East Brighton.
“The aim of Curiosity Club is to enable young people to access exciting science, technology and creative learning opportunities that they would not usually get. The project will build participants’ inspiration and agency, supporting them to turn their ideas into innovations and make a difference in their community by generating solutions to problems they experience.”
TDC CEO Athol Halle
Trust for Developing Communities, ONCA and MakerClub are delighted to have been awarded support by Curiosity (co-funded by Children In Need and Wellcome Trust) to run Curiosity Club, a new and exciting three year science engagement project with young people in East Brighton, starting in autumn 2019.
The aim of the project is for young people to work together, exploring the issues they care about in their communities. Through fun workshops, they will have the opportunity to become inventors, exploring creativity and technology to find solutions to these issues. Issues might be linked to either the environment, inequality, poverty or sustainability.
The project is for young people aged 13-18 who are living in East Brighton and workshops will be offered in the East Brighton Communities.
We are running FREE taster workshops in November and December. The 5 dates we have lined up for the taster sessions are:
- Monday 11th November, 3.30-5.30. Whitehawk Inn (during Youth Café session)
- Wednesday 20th November, 6.30-8.30pm. Woodingdean Youth Centre ( during youth club)
- Thursday 28th November, 4-6pm. Whitehawk Library (as part of the Youth Café session)
- Friday 6th December, 1-1.45pm. Longhill School ( for pupils only)
- Wednesday 11th December, 4-6pm. The Barge (at Brighton Marina)
From these sessions we hope to find 20 Curiosity Ambassadors who are keen to showcase their work and engage other young people in being Curiosity Pioneers.
Who knows what issues will be explored or what solutions will be tried? There are no preconceived ideas as young people will lead on how the sessions develop.
This is a great opportunity for any young people who:
- Are interested in any of the above issues, science or technology
- Who are looking at careers in technology
- Want to try out their creative thinking skills in a fun group
- May not be engaged in school
- Would like to make new friends
- Would like to make a difference to their community or even the wider world
To find out more please email [email protected] or give her a call on 07481 896 892
The project is supported via ‘Curiosity’, a collaboration between BBC Children in Need and Wellcome. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of BBC Children in Need or Wellcome.