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The Science and Skills Academy, a project run by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, are looking for a motivated student to help them develop a lesson plan for P6 and P7 pupils, to be delivered in an outdoor setting such as the school playground or sports field. You will be creating a plan for a 100-minute lesson focusing on either forestry or agriculture, with real world examples linked to the Highlands and Islands. The activity should complement the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence for P6/P7.

The lesson plan will be designed for in-person delivery with a strong focus on hands-on practical activities. Knowledge of pedagogy and the Curriculum for Excellence, as well as the ability to explain scientific concepts to young people are desirable. In addition, you should have sound knowledge of one of the topics listed above.

This placement is run through the SAGES programme, and is open to postgraduate or Early Career Researchers.

Applicants must be members of SAGES.

Interns are able to work up to 70 hours on the project, either on consecutive days or spread over a few weeks/months. You will be paid at the rate of £12.50 p/h.

Please submit your application to [email protected] by the 3rd May 2021.