Morrish Consulting Engineers are a local company based in Bury St Edmunds offering Structural & Civil Engineering services to clients across East Anglia and beyond. Working on large scale developments within the commercial, educational and residential sectors, we also specialise in smaller scale projects such as residential new builds and extensions/alterations.
Here at Primary Engineer, we want to inspire as many school children as possible with the wonders of engineering through our Leaders Award programmes.
To achieve this, we are launching a series of live WebEx presentations to bring those wonders straight into classrooms… but, to enable this, we will need your help!
Calling SAs to support Code Clubs
Want to inspire the next generation to get excited about computing and digital making? We’re looking for STEM Ambassadors to join a global network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs for 9 to 13 year-olds in schools, libraries, and community venues.
Help us find the next generation of Citizen Senate youth members
The NHS is 70 years old and it is starting to feel the strain. The Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN) wants to support the public in helping to shape local health and care services, so that the NHS can cope with increasing demand over the next 70 years.
One of the ways that the EAHSN does this is through hosting the East of England Citizen Senate. The Citizen Senate would like to better represent young people’s views on mental health, and so are inviting ten 14–19 year olds to join as Youth Members.
We are hosting a Mental Health Hackathon to give young people the chance to find out more and to see if they’re interested in joining the Citizen Senate. In addition to meeting like-minded individuals, your students/children will be given the opportunity to explore the issues regarding young people and mental health, and consider possible ways to tackle these important issues.
Sunday 3 December
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Who can get involved?
Young people aged 14–19 years old and live in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex or Hertfordshire. They should have a desire to influence change in their community, value differences and be able to identify and challenge discrimination.
Joining the Citizen Senate as Youth Members may also appeal to young people who are considering a career in health services or policy, or have personal experience of NHS services either as a service user or a family member or friend of service users.
Find out more
If you have any queries about the East of England Citizen Senate or the Mental Health Hackathon, please contact Form the Future, who are managing the event on behalf of EAHSN, on 01223 781296 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children and Young People have the right to be consulted and involved in decisions that affect their health and care, as stipulated in Article 14 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Children, and in the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act (2007), which contains reference to the ‘duty to involve’.
Engaging young people in science and engineering is important to British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Our award-winning educational resources for teachers and students are curriculum-relevant and developed in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Polar Regions Department.
We believe in the importance of inspiring the pioneering engineers and scientists of tomorrow with our innovative British aircraft - Airlander.
Airlander serves as a fantastic example of the principles of physics, state-of-the-art engineering, and collaborative adaptation of existing as well as revolutionary new technology.
If you require further information or would like one of our STEM Ambassadors to visit your organisation then please visit our website.
This will be the last newsletter until next academic year so we wish you a pleasant summer break but please do keep in touch as we are always happy to inspire the next generation, whatever the time of year!
Some excellent articles
RAISING THE PROFILE OF
GIRLS IN THE NoE
Computer scientist Karen Spärck Jones once famously said "Computing is too important to be left to men." Simon Humphreys considers the actions being taken by CAS to increase the engagement of girls with the subject.
Tomorrow 21st June 2017 Connect Education and Business are hosting the first of two Women in Engineering events planned to coincide with Women in Engineering day on 23rd June 2017
The first event is being held at Wherstead Park in Ipswich and will involve 200 girls from 20 different schools in Norfolk and Suffolk and several employers such as OPITO, Philips Avent, Scotish Power, Morgan Sindall , Delta Simons and EDF.
On the 26th and 27th April (8:30 – 15:30) Cambridge LaunchPad, delivered by Form the Future, will be ran the STARS Festival for 120 Year 4 (aged 9 – 10) students.
Connect Education and Business manage STEM Ambassadors throughout Bedfordshire & Luton; Cambridgeshire & Peterborough; Norfolk and Suffolk. We have around 2000 STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths - Ambassadors who are DBS checked and are enthusiastic and keen to come in to your school voluntarily to support you in, or out, of the classroom.
Congratulations to all participants, it has been a great year of local HUB racing. I know that in some cases the technology was not perfect, and we will continue to develop these Micro:bit enabled solutions to be more robust!
As I am sure you will have seen in your school communities collections area, a lot of time and effort has gone into developing a range of teaching resources for use in a cross curricular context both for this year and going forward into each new race season.
I hope that this content will enable you to use the competition in a more curriculum centric way, and with a full year to plan for next year, in a more whole school year group manner. With this in mind we will be announcing the full race schedule for next year in the summer term, and schools wishing to sign up will need to do so before the end of the summer term 2017.
I would encourage you to invite one member of the Physics department, D&T department, Math Department, Chemistry Department, Computer Science department and the head of year 7 into your school community on Dendrite. Not only does this ensure that the school has access to communication around the competition but that you can make the most of the experience as a whole year learning programme. It is very likely that we will aim to support schools with much more resource for next season, and with a focus for the race for the line competition on a single whole year group. This would enable all schools to make much more of the experience. We are also launching 2 new channels on Dendrite this year, one with the UK Atomic Energy Agency focusing on Fusion Energy and the future of sustainable power production in the coming hundred years. Fusion is one of the only truly global open source research efforts, with every country on the planet sharing their work in this field. The second new channel will be the Airlander project, the largest and most advance hybrid air vehicle on earth which will be test flying over your schools in the coming years. In both cases competitions will be designed to support inspired learning across STEM subjects.
For Race for the Line 2016/17 the dates and location for the regional finals are as follows.
Ministry of Defence Corsham
Westwells Rd, Box, Corsham SN13 9RA, UK
25th April (Prov)
Royal Air Force Museum
Lyssander Ave, Cosford, Shifnal TF11 8UP, UK
Get up to Speed
Get up to Speed, Magna Science Park, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1DX
Royal Air Force, Odiham, Hook RG29 1QT, UK
RAF St Mawgan
Newquay | Cornwall | TR8 4HP http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafstmawgan/
Royal Air Force Wittering
Wittering, Peterborough PE8 6HB, UK
RHQ Royal Mons Militia RE, Monmouth
The Castle, Monmouth NP25 3BS
RAF Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1EE, UK
Northallerton DL7 9NJ, UK
103 Bn REME, Crawley ARC
Crawley, West Sussex, South East, United Kingdom.
3rd May (prov)
RAF HALTON MT
Stable Rd, Aylesbury HP22 5PG, UK
127 Fd Coy, 101 Bn REME
Manchester Rd, Clifton, Manchester M27 6TA http://www.army.mod.uk/reme/101bn.aspx
7th Battalion The Rifles
Army Reserve Centre, The Cedars, Portway, West Ham, E15 3QN
A Map has been published in the Race for the Line community which shows how local HUBs have been linked with which regional Finals venues. You can view this at https://www.dendrite.me/content/view/contentid/58e7483b08d7340e88b98754
If you believe your school has a team in the top 2 places in the secondary or primary school category for your local HUB, then please save the date above. There will be some fastest losers as well!
We will be in touch shortly with an official invitation for you to attend the regional final on the dates above.
If for any reason you have not been able to add your data to your school leader board, or if you believe you have been let down by the time recording technology please email me direct on email@example.com .
For those schools racing at the very start of next term, please save the regional finals race date in your planning for next term as you are likely to have a team taking part.
Aulden Dunipace and the whole Race for the Line Team.
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In January 2017 the heats for the Enterprise Challenge began at several primary schools from the Academy Transformation Trust.
The programme was developed by Sarah Finnigan of Steps Ahead Training (www.stepsaheadtraining.co.uk).