RS Components (RS) has launched its latest initiative, tailored to all levels of education; from primary through to higher education. The series delivers aspirational online sessions to encourage innovative thinking and feed the students’ creativity.
‘Friends of RS’ is a four-part series of Facebook Watch parties presented as-live by a selection of inspirational young engineers, inventors and educators. The bi-monthly learning workshops are being hosted on the RS Facebook channel during June and July, followed by live Q and A sessions. All of the sessions will be available on demand after initial airing.
The four interactive Facebook sessions cover:
- Primary education:
- Covering the basics of turning a creative idea into an invention (Ruth Amos, Kids Invent Stuff– 15 June 2020 – now available on-demand)
- Secondary education:
- Cleaning the oceans – highlighting the problems facing our oceans and its wildlife, and how engineering innovations are helping to solve plastic pollutions. (Ludovic Grosjean, OceanX – 29 June 2020)
- A maker activity to create a social distancing lanyard for helping people to return to school and the workplace safely. (Nathan Ruttley, Embedism – 13 July 2020)
- How students can showcase themselves effectively to prospective employers and how to stand out from the crowd. (Volunteers of the Electrocomponents Fresh Advisors Board – FAB15 – 27 July 2020)
Each speaker will be available to answer questions from students live online following the 15-minute pre-recorded video learning sessions.
Isabella Mascarenhas, VP of Grass Roots at RS, commented: “Opportunities for students to engage in classes online are particularly important at the moment, and are invaluable for supporting parents in their home-schooling efforts. Our Friends of RS video series provides an unconventional and uplifting learning experience that we are sure will inspire creativity across the different youth groups.”
For more details, and to participate in the Facebook Watch parties, visit the RS Facebook page.