Parental Engagement

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Evening chats – students can chat from home with their family
We’re running four extra, after-school chats as an opportunity to involve parents and carers in what you are doing in school. It’s been really popular in previous events, with students keen to introduce their families and friends to the medical researchers and technical staff they have been connecting with in class.

Thursdays 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March, 7pm-8pm

How to get students involved

  • Set joining a chat as homework.
    This is the best way to get your students online. Suggest they log in with a family member, look at the profiles together and ask a question in the chat. They just log in as normal and click the CHAT button at the top of the page.
  • Add information to your school newsletter. Suggested wording:
    Some of our students will be chatting online with medical researchers in their lessons, on the I’m a Scientist website. We are encouraging students to show their parents and carers the site and introduce them to the researchers and technical staff in the evening live chats, from 7pm-8pm on Thursdays 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th June. Parents and carers can meet the researchers and technical staff and ask them about what it’s like working in medical research. If your child is taking part, they will have a login card to access the site. Log in with your child from 7pm and click the CHAT button.