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SMASHfestUK Evaluation 2018: "Flood!"

SMASHfestUK Evaluation 2018: "Flood!"

Simons, Natasha (2018) SMASHfestUK Evaluation 2018: "Flood!". Project Report. UNSPECIFIED, London. (Unpublished)

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SMASHfestUK 2018: Flood, was the 4th annual event following a successful pilot in 2015. In this year we built on learning from previous evaluations in 2015 and 2016 and 2017. SMASH_UK are a London-based science and arts organisation who provide STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) in and around Deptford in the London borough of Lewisham. Lewisham is in the top 20% of the most deprived areas in the country. People from this area have been identified as being at risk of having low science capital, with low science uptake post-16 and careers. SMASHfestUK aim to locate STEM within the heart of this community. They undertake school outreach programmes, pop-up festivals, engage and train young-people as STEM facilitators and hold a free week-long STEAM festival over February half-term.
This report will present the evaluation of SMASHfestUK’s 2018 half-term festival FLOOD! The Festival utilises a narrative theme to immerse hard-to-reach children and adults in activities that aid in STEM learning and encourage creativity. This year’s theme was Flood!,
“What would happen if the Thames burst its banks and Deptford become submerged? How would we survive? How could we escape? If Deptford turned into wetlands – what would we live in and what food would we live on? If we got into serious deep water and the whole earth was under threat, could we find another home somewhere in SPACE?”

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: festival, public engagement, outreach, STEM, BAME
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2020 16:44

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