These are typically mixed groups of research scientists, artists, and writers who would like to experiment with SAW as a vehicle for sharing science topics with new audiences. We also cater for groups of undergraduates, PhD students and early career researchers from specific disciplines who are developing professional development skills.
For mixed groups of academics who are keen to try SAW in schools, we have a one-day SAW training session that enables scientists, artists, and writers to come together and experience a hands-on SAW model workshop. We then encourage local teachers who are willing to host these new SAW teams in their schools to attend the final section of the day to start working with their SAW team to plan a brand-new project.
This enables children across the country to experience SAW projects in school, led by scientists, artists, and writers local to them which is a great way to spark collaborations between universities and schools. This also gives the children an opportunity to meet a diverse range of real scientists, artists, and writers who live in their locality which helps to raise aspirations.
Have a look at our training events with Edinburgh University.
Please get in touch if you are interested in hosting a SAW training workshop at your University or Institute to kick-start SAW in your area.