Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Public Engagement – Schools engagement
Young peoples discussion forums are funded by the RSE to bring specific topics of interest to the fore. This event at Galashiels Academy in the scottish borders, raised issues of ethics and sustainability. The links between fashion and chemistry, fashion and biology and fashion and the natural world were presented. My role was to devise the content of the day along with a committee of members of the RSE and to co-ordinate the student contributions to the project. Textiles students from ECA presented the topics to the pupils and facilitated both discussion groups and practical explorations in the art rooms around the themes. The day concluded with presentations by the pupils on the themes. This pilot discussion forum will now be presented as an education pack by the RSE using content derived from the day and subsequent video clips of the students and myself.