Free educational film screening and women in STEM panel discussion

Into Film is excited to invite you and your students to an exclusive FREE film screening of 'HIDDEN FIGURES' followed by a panel discussion with women working in STEM, who will discuss key themes of the film, including STEM careers and diversity and equality.

Hidden figures pic

Credit 20TH CENTURY FOX

 

This educational screening has been organised in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and Bradford UNESCO City of Film, and will take place on Wednesday July 4, at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford.

‘Hidden Figures’ is a great way to bring the STEM curriculum alive as it exemplifies important aspects of the ‘Working Scientifically’ topic across the Key Stages, such as problem-solving, applying mathematical concepts, evaluating methods and data analysis.

The event promises to be a fantastic informal learning opportunity for your students at the end of the Academic year, where they can relax and watch a film, as well as pose their questions about the film to a panel of female STEM experts after the screening.

More information below and head here book your tickets.

 

 

Film screening of HIDDEN FIGURES (PG)

Wednesday July 4, 10am - 1pm

National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ

This event is appropriate for students age 11+

Synopsis: 

Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Panel Discussion: 

Following the film, students will have the opportunity to listen to a panel discussion hosted by Amy Chambers, Senior Film Studies Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Amy will speak to local female experts across the STEM industries to discuss the themes within the film and students will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel.  

To book tickets for this event please head here.

 


Opportunity

Published: 27/06/2018
Audience: Secondary schools: STEM subject teachers, Literacy and Media Lead teachers
Contact: Bex Wolfendale

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