06 November 2019
Outreach Box Open Evening
On 29 October, we welcomed 36 teachers from 13 different primary schools to a special open evening to demonstrate our Outreach Box scheme, which took place in the Science and Technology Centre.
The Outreach Boxes are sets of subject-specific educational resources which are loaned at no charge to local primary schools.
As well as viewing the boxes’ contents, teachers also attended a series of CPD workshops during the evening, learning how to use some of the technology-themed boxes including Micro: bits, Arduino and Virtual Reality; giving them the confidence to lead workshops in their own classrooms.
We launched the Outreach Box initiative in 2017 with the aim of sharing fun and specialist teaching and learning materials with local schools, to support key topics in the curriculum and to give every child the opportunity to access the kind of equipment needed to learn specific skills such as coding.
Since their launch, the boxes have travelled 40311.5 km (25048.3 miles), equivalent to one journey round the circumference of the Earth (40,075 km), and have proved to be an invaluable resource within the local community
The Acting Head, Theresa Homewood, was ‘delighted to welcome colleagues from the primary sector to see the Outreach Boxes and to learn how they might work in their own schools. Sevenoaks School and Knole Academy continue to work together on developing new Outreach Boxes.’
Thank you to everyone involved in making the evening a huge success, we hope to host similar events in the future.
More information on our Outreach Boxes can be found here