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Young Science Communicators. "Next slide please!" Newcastle children's reflections on the COVID pandemic

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Laura BasterfieldORCiD, Dr Brook Galna, Dr Katy Weston


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Often in research, once we’ve collected the data, analysed & published it, we don’t have the opportunity to go back to the participants to discuss what we found. Dr Basterfield has worked closely with Walkergate Community School over the last few years on her research into children’s physical fitness & mental wellbeing, & wanted to deliver feedback in an assembly that the children would enjoy. She thought the best way to do that might be to let them do it themselves, as who knows what children like better than other children? Practitioners with local theatre company Mortal Fools led thirteen Year 6 children on a games-based journey to increase their confidence, public speaking and team-working skills. The end goal was for them to create an assembly, film their performance, and share it with the rest of the school. Read the full article at:

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Author(s): Basterfield L, Batten H, Burn N, Galna B, Weston K

Publication type: Digital or Visual Media

Publication status: Published

Year: 2021

Publisher: Newcastle University Webinars

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne

Cast: Walkergate Community School

Credits: Walkergate Community School, Mortal Fools, Matt Jamie, EngageFMS