In this series, we go behind the scenes of the UK’s biggest celebration of science and creativity. In each episode, Essex 2020 project director Richard Freeman meets some of the brilliant people and organisations who are working to create, inspire and discover Essex’s past, present and future.
In this episode: Sandra Beale from Toddler STEAM
Mum of three Sandra Beale has been running hugely popular Toddler STEAM sessions for pre-schoolers monthly at Saffron Walden Museum and weekly from her own home. In light of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions and school closures she has taken these sessions online and is catering for an expanded age range.
From explosions to space exploration, painting to engineering - Sandra develops lessons tailor made for 0-5 year olds and their parents to start their love of science + creativity.
Richard Freeman talks to Sandra, about the origins of Toddler STEAM, why science and creativity go hand-in-hand and how she took the home workshops in to a new online learning space.
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Essex 2020 is an Essex Partners initiative. This is an always possible podcast.
The interviewer was Richard Freeman for always possible and the producer was Chris Thorpe-Tracey for Lo Fi Arts.