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The Summer of STEM

Now they do say a picture tells a thousand words, and if I was writing about all our courses it may take a lot more than that! So instead, here’s a handful of candid photos to show just a tiny snippet of some of the Smallpeice fun we’ve been stirring up this summer! When they… Read more »

Celebrating Women on International Women in Engineering Day 2018

Following on from International Women in Engineering Day (23rd June), it feels only right to talk about some of the great things we do to support women in engineering, and some of the fabulous females we get to work with. We all know that we need more females in STEM and we’re here to try… Read more »

Future engineers float ideas at state-of-the-art manufacturing centre

Young engineers design their futures at world-class technology centre Forty future engineers attended the Design, Programming and Robotics Smallpeice Trust residential course, sponsored by The Manufacturing Technology Centre (The MTC) and supported by SolidWorks®. The engineering experience took place at The MTC in Coventry, from 2nd – 5th July 2018.  All students, aged 16 and… Read more »

RAF inspires 100 Manchester Students at Old Trafford

Independent educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust has joined forces with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Manchester United Foundation, to give 100 students from Manchester, the opportunity to participate in a free Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) day at Old Trafford ground. As part of this initiative, students selected by The Manchester United… Read more »

You’ll get square eyes!

Don’t sit too close to the TV, you’ll get square eyes! This was one of the usual threats used by mother when I was a child. I never believed her, really, but I did sit a little further back from the screen every time she said it. Then when I became a mother, I decided… Read more »

Splendidly soaring into the centenary

  Prestigious, courageous, admirable… just a few words to describe Britain’s aerial warfare force, The Royal Air Force.  Founded on 1st April 1918, independent of the British Army and Royal Navy, it was the first time that a country had a separate independent air force. It was started up alongside the creation of the first… Read more »

Ready, Steady, LEGO!

Smallpeice students steer their way to the fast lane…with a little help from the experts! At Smallpeice, we like to keep ahead of the game and keep up with technological innovation. When the engineering industry evolves, we do too. We are fortunate enough to have a team of qualified scientists and educators to develop bespoke… Read more »

Free Family Engineering Days – book now!

  (click here to download the leaflet) Family Engineering Days Help support your children’s aspirations for a career in automotive engineering by taking part in one of our Family Engineering Days, part of a Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious project. Aimed at Year 7, 8, 9 students, these events give you and your children the… Read more »

The Smallpeice Trust ignites imagination in The Year of Engineering 2018

The Smallpeice Trust is delighted to be a named partner of the government scheme, The Year of Engineering 2018, which intends to inspire and motivate young people to consider a career in engineering.  To support the initiative, The Smallpeice Trust is running two Year of Engineering 2018 residential courses for 100 Year 9 students aged… Read more »

STEM through a lens at Southchurch High

Sixty Southchurch High School students brought their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects to life in a one-day STEM challenge set by educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust and supported by Olympus, an international leader in the manufacture of innovative optical and digital equipment for healthcare and consumer electronic sectors. Working in small groups, the day… Read more »

Smallpeice and Arkwright merge to offer co-ordinated STEM learning for all

*               The Smallpeice Trust is the largest STEM education charity in the UK, delivering over 700 STEM programmes a year   *                A record 1,594 students applied for an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship in 2017, with a record 425 Scholarships awarded   *                The merger is the natural next step in the formal relationship between the… Read more »

Put the Future in their Hands

  “One memorable, interactive experience can inspire students to pursue STEM long after the school bell has rung”  Dr Kevin P. Stenson, The Smallpeice Trust’s CEO. To read the two page feature which appears in the 2017/18 edition of Technology and Innovation Magazine, please click on the link below: Technology and Innovation – Sept 2017  … Read more »