Making Things Move - the Wonderful World of Toys

This course is full but sometimes we do have people that drop out or we run a second course if there is enough demand. It is definitely worth putting your name on the wait list as we offer places to wait listed children very often. Send your name and details to Patricia Morse and we will add your name to the waiting list.


You might think that making toys that move is a job for an expert. During the day, you will discover some of the tricks of the trade and be able to make some simple toys and other objects that can move, untouched by human hands. You will use some construction kits and materials that you may have at home (no need to bring anything, we'll have everything necessary here). Some moving objects you will be making will be powered by batteries, others by elastic bands. You will be able to take some of your models home. You'll also have fun with others, powered by solar panels. You may look like a conjurer to your friends - however, the secret is knowing the right technical skills!

Start date: 10:00am, 24th Feb, 2018

End date: 4:00pm, 24th Feb, 2018

Location: Bradford, North West

Masterclass year groups: 3, 4, 5, 6

Cost: £45.00

Masterclass leader: David Ward

Bio: David formed a charity (now called The Greater Manchester STEM Centre) over 20 years ago to promote interest in science and technology to young people and their families. This organisation operates a number of schemes on behalf of national bodies – such as The British Science Association and The Nuffield Foundation as well as tried and tested hands-on series of activities which are forming the basis of these weekend sessions. Dr Ward has held senior school science posts in schools in Salford and Trafford followed by Curriculum Adviser/Inspector posts in Salford and Bury LEAs. His interest in teaching and learning techniques has led to membership of numerous national committees for the Association for Science Education and for many years as its representative on the Royal Society’s Education Committee. David enjoys leading sessions for Tomorrow’s Achievers as it enables him to offer intellectual challenges to young people outside of the ‘constraints’ of the ‘National Curriculum’.

Venue: Bradford Grammar School

Address: Keighley Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD9 4JP

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