Glass is Class! STEAM Teacher CPD for Primary Educators

5.30-7pm, Thursday 16 March 2023, National Glass Centre

This event is aimed at KS2 history, science and art educators

Glass in Sunderland has shaped the history and the people of Sunderland: from the arrival of skilled glass craftspeople in 674AD to Monkwearmouth; to the communities which formed around the Pyrex factory, which closed its doors 2007; and now to the students who travel from around the world to learn glassmaking at the University of Sunderland.

Glassmaking is both a science and an art – encompassing innovation, scientific rigor, creative expression and experimentation. In this CPD, teams from the National Glass Centre and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens reveal how the history of Sunderland’s glassmaking industry can be used in your classroom to explore science, technology, maths, engineering and art.

With free resources and lesson plans to take away, and the opportunity to test out lots of activities during the CPD, you will be able to head back to your classroom filled with inspiration and confidence to explore this cross-cutting subject with your learners. Learn more about what Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and the National Glass Centre can offer your school, from workshops, tours, visits and free activities.

Places are FREE but limited. Please book in advance to reserve your place. Booking closes Wednesday 1 March.

Hot drinks and sweet snacks will be available – please inform us of any allergies or dietary requirements by emailing [email protected]

Pyrex100 is generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, administered by the Museums Association on behalf of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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