Philips Avent invite you to explore the opportunity of undertaking an engineering apprenticeship at our world-class manufacturing site. We produce baby products which are sold in over 120 countries world-wide. We use a range of advanced manufacturing technologies to automate the production of the 70 million parts we produce each year in order to create the high quality products we are known for

ScottishPower Renewables Education Challenge for Schools attending our Women in Engineering Day!

ScottishPower Renewables Education Challenge for Schools attending our Women in Engineering Day!

To Celebrate International Women in

Engineering Day 2018 SPR are launching

the ‘No Waste World!’ education


Why is waste important?

The UK has set a target to be recycling 50% of household waste by 2020. This is because getting rid of waste has a big

environmental impact. In the UK we bury most of our waste in landfill sites which leads to soil contamination as

chemicals from waste leech out. This is bad for the soil and any plant or animals living in it. The same chemicals can

also make it into nearby rivers and lakes hurting water ecosystems and the habitats located there. 50% of the plastic

we use is for single use and when it is thrown away it doesn’t break down. Huge amounts of plastic find its way into

oceans where it releases toxins into the waste and is a danger to the animals living there.


Bitz & Bob, the new STEAM inspired animation for pre-schoolers with an amazing female lead Bitz.

Bitz & Bob, the new STEAM inspired animation for pre-schoolers with an amazing female lead Bitz.

Bitz & Bob

Pioneering new comedy adventure series inspiring preschoolers to engage with STEAM launches in March

Groundbreaking new CBeebies animated series Bitz & Bob is a comedy adventure with a twist: combining funny and inventive stories with key principles of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) it aims to encourage preschoolers to get involved in crafting, engineering, experiments and exploration.

Morrish Consulting Engineers are currently looking for a Trainee Structural Technician/Engineer

Morrish Consulting Engineers are currently looking for a Trainee Structural Technician/Engineer

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.

Mental Health Hackathon

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
            Book here

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

Legal note:           
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’.


Airlander's Monthly STEM Newsletter

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!

Women in Engineering Event 21st June 2017

Women in Engineering Event 21st June 2017

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.

Micro:bit Model Rocket Car Competition England & Wales

Dear Rocketeers,

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.

24th April 

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

26th April

Get up to Speed

Get up to Speed, Magna Science Park, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1DX

26th April 

RAF Odiham

Royal Air Force, Odiham, Hook RG29 1QT, UK

27th April

RAF St Mawgan

Newquay | Cornwall | TR8 4HP

27th April 

Royal Air Force Wittering

Wittering, Peterborough PE8 6HB, UK

28th April 

RHQ Royal Mons Militia RE, Monmouth

The Castle, Monmouth NP25 3BS

28th April 

RAF Honington

RAF Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1EE, UK

28th April 

RAF Leeming

Northallerton DL7 9NJ, UK

3rd May 

103 Bn REME, Crawley ARC

Crawley, West Sussex, South East, United Kingdom.
RH10 2BG

3rd May (prov)


Stable Rd, Aylesbury HP22 5PG, UK

3rd May 

127 Fd Coy, 101 Bn REME

Manchester Rd, Clifton, Manchester M27 6TA

4th May 

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

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 .

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.

Happy Easter!

best wishes

Aulden Dunipace and the whole Race for the Line Team.