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"CEILIDH" ("KAY-LEE"): SCOTS GAELIC FOR A COMMUNITY GATHERING
The Science Ceilidh is an award-winning educational organisation with a professional band supporting creativity, culture, STEM, research and health and wellbeing across Scotland.
Our community programmes empowers participants from across Scotland - from exploring gaelic bilingualism & health, memory & music or creativity & wellbeing with rural communities across Scotland, New Scots in Edinburgh, young people with additional support needs, disadvantaged youth groups with our Curiosity Club and a long-term science residency with Leith Labs, to participate and share arts, science and culture together.
Our education programme has inspired over 15,000 pupils in both primary and high schools, along with supporting teachers, to explore the cutting-edge interdisciplinary science behind music, creativity and learning and actively breaking stereotypes about Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths alongside Arts careers.
As a band, we've had over 25,000 dancers up and moving at festivals, events and conferences all around the world - from simulating your immune system with the Dashing White Blood Cell to swinging your partner DNA base-pairs in the Orcadian-Strip-the-Helix or learning about light in the Fluorescence Fling - partnering with researchers to communicate their work in creative & accessible ways.
We’re passionate about working with those who traditionally do not participate in science through barriers, lack of provision or starting conversations with those outwith the converted based on a relationship-focused approach, honest partnership working for sustainability and generous leadership to share our learnings, reflections and resources for wider impact.
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Our manifesto - we value:
we build confidence & capacity in science, creativity, health & wellbeing to increase equity
relationship & curiosity
we are led by building relationships and curiosity with communities rather than content
evidence & reflective practice
we base our practice on reflection, pedagogy and evidence, and work closely with researchers
generous leadership & partnership
we share our learnings and resources openly with wider community and work collaboratively so more can benefit