LEADERS IN SCIENCE PROGRAMME

Leaders in Science (LiS) is a long-term outreach programme for schools designed to engage more young people in science whilst developing leadership, communication and presentation skills. The IBioIC Skills team have partnered with programme founder Dr Jo Sadler (University of Edinburgh) to pilot the scheme in Scotland.

It cascades IB knowledge from PhD student mentors to high school students and in turn to primary school pupils, increasing the science capital of teachers and pupils, whilst embodying the “Those who teach, learn” mantra.

The programme is split into two stages over two terms. First, the PhD student mentors work with small groups of high school students to introduce them to science beyond the curriculum through talks and hands-on workshops. In the second stage, the high school students are mentored through a process of designing their own workshops which they take into local primary schools. Alongside this, there are debates on ‘hot topics’ in science, leadership and presentation skills sessions and visits to local industry sites to showcase potential future careers.

  • Leaders in Science - the story so far

    The IBioIC Skills team have partnered with programme founder Dr Jo Sadler (University of Edinburgh) and Ross High, East Lothian to pilot the scheme in Scotland as part of the school’s S6 “Working with Others” programme.

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