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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not that time! Course launch time of course. The time of the year when we’re scurrying about trying to prepare as many courses as possible for you and your lovely students to enjoy. We’re excited to have launched a good solid handful of awesome inspiring exciting… Read more »

A WISE man once said…

Well, it’s been one emotional roller coaster of a month! Launching a timetable of super lit courses is one thing but having our CEO be nominated for an award and having to wait for results is another! Dr Kevin Stenson, CEO Smallpeice Trust (incorporating Arkwright Engineering Scholarships), recently attended the prestigious WISE awards. These awards… Read more »

Southern Water STEM Day

Southern Water chief executive Ian McAulay shared his passion for engineering with more than 130 Year 9 pupils (age 13/14) who took part in a day of challenges at Chatsmore Catholic High School, Goring Street, Worthing, on 18 October. The pupils were taking part in a day of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) projects… Read more »

Celebrating Ada…

A couple of weeks ago (9th October to be exact) we celebrated Ada Lovelace Day, so it only feels right we should give a shout out to the fascinating character and infamous mathematician that is Ada. Ada Lovelace Day was founded in 2009 by Suw Charman-Anderson and was created to recognise the achievements of women… Read more »

Finding STEM in October

You know once October hits. There’s a nip in the air, the nights (and mornings) are dark, the leaves are crunchy and brown and there’s a smattering of pumpkins all around. There’s also a faint reminder that bonfire night will soon be upon us and all of the excitement that brings. I for one love… Read more »

2018, in a nutshell!

2018, in a nutshell! What an awesome, amazing, adventurous and fantabulous year it’s been! It’s been busy, exciting, chaotic and crazy but we’ve done it and we’ve loved every second! We’ve had the pleasure of delivering 438 STEM days in schools and locations across the UK and have reached a staggering 28,054 students in doing… Read more »

WISE Man of the Year nomination!

WISE Man of the Year nomination! It’s always nice to gain a little recognition for the things that you invest your time and effort in, and work so hard to do. It’s even more awesome when people external to your organisation recognise it too!  Here at the Trust we are enjoying sharing our Chief Exec,… Read more »

Something exciting is flying this way…

Summer may be almost over but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop having fun. Quite the opposite, actually! New school year, new classes, new subjects and maybe even new schools and colleges. Whatever it is you’re beginning, enjoy! Here at Smallpeice, we’re almost ready to share with you our new and improved Powered Glider… Read more »

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 »

Hertfordshire University host future engineers!

From 24th – 26th July, University of Hertfordshire played host to one hundred A Level Maths students, determined to become the engineers of the future. Fifty of the Year 12 students attended the Civil Engineering residential course and the other fifty took part in a Motorsports Engineering course. All students, aged 16 and 17, worked… Read more »

Girls succeed in STEM at Warwick University

Eighty girls aged 13, from schools across the UK, benefited from a unique hands-on learning experience at the University of Warwick on the Girls into Engineering residential course. The course was generously supported by The ERA Foundation, GE and Leonardo. We are also most grateful to Jaguar Land Rover, Transport for London, University of Warwick and… Read more »

St Illtyd’s SMART STEM Day!

28 Year 9 pupils recently took part in a STEM Day at our school. The day was funded and facilitated by the Smallpeice Trust. The idea behind the day was to raise awareness of science, technology, engineering and maths and how these subjects can be applied to the real world. Pupils were divided into teams… 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 »

Welsh students soar with RAF STEM Challenge

Independent educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust has joined forces with the Royal Air Force (RAF), to give 300 students from schools in Wales, the opportunity to participate in free Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) days in secondary schools. As part of this initiative, 120 students from Ysgol Clywedog School in Wrexham, put their practical… Read more »

An Eggcellent Adventure for primary school students!

Independent educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust has joined forces with one of the world’s largest utility companies, National Grid, to give primary schools within Kent the opportunity to participate in free Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) days in schools. Forty-five students from Ash, Cartwright and Kelsey Church of England primary school benefitted from this… Read more »

The STIG Does STEM!

  A chance meeting with another STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) fanatic parent led to a new and exciting partnership with none other than Ben Collins, aka The STIG(!) With a love for all things motorsports, and a keen interest in STEM, Ben seemed like the perfect pairing to support our brand new motorsports… 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 »

CYBERFIRST SUMMER COURSES TO EQUIP UK TEENS WITH CYBER SECURITY SKILLS

*More than 1,000 free places offered at popular courses delivered across the UK *Studies suggest 94% of employers fear there is an industry-wide skills shortage *Female-only courses introduced for the first time in bid to redress gender imbalances  TECH-SAVVY teens will benefit from a government, education and charity drive to create more than 1,000 free… 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 »

Leamington Education Charity Inspires 450 students over STEMtastic Easter

Leamington based education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, provided over 450 future engineers, aged 12-17, with six unique hands-on engineering residential course during the Easter holidays. The Engineering Experience course for Year 8/9 students celebrated record numbers with 100 students attending The University of Nottingham, to experience university life and take part in practical workshops alongside… Read more »

CyberFirst Adventurers – free one day course for students & parents – new location added

**********************************NEW LOCATION ADDED*************************************************** CyberFirst Adventurers is a free one-day development course aimed at students who have not yet made their GCSE choices and their parents / guardians. The course is designed to showcase the varied roles and jobs that both exist and involve the use of technology in the workplace, to enthuse and inspire the… Read more »

With spring brings new beginnings…

Spring has sprung (finally) and it’s the time of year when we see new beginnings. Lots of new things popping up here and there, daffodils, chick, lambs, Education teams, Residential Courses and Think Kits! Erm, well, maybe not always the latter, but it is for us! You may have seen them out and about, on… Read more »