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The Smallpeice Trust adds leading Headteacher to Board of Trustees

National STEM education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, has appointed the Head of Didcot Girls’ School, Rachael Warwick, to its Board of Trustees. Rachael has been Headteacher of Didcot Girls’ School since September 2010 and has worked with The Smallpeice Trust following a first joint venture in 2014. She will be working with the trust and… Read more »

The Smallpeice Trust takes STEM to Richmond schools for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

The Smallpeice Trust has teamed up with historic charity Richmond Parish Lands Charity (RPLC) to deliver a week of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) workshops to primary schools to celebrate Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2016 Students at 10 schools across the Richmond borough in London will get the chance to try their hand at engineering… Read more »

Fresh approach from The Smallpeice Trust reaps rewards of rising enthusiasm for alternative STEM focused learning

September 2016 Fresh approach from The Smallpeice Trust reaps rewards of rising enthusiasm for alternative STEM focused learning 50,000 students reached 2,500 attend residential courses Rising participation among young girls Record number of STEM days delivered National engineering and science education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, is celebrating a year of milestone successes, as a fresh… Read more »

RAF Engineering Experience FREE course, Girls only, Year 10

****THE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS COURSE ARE NOW CLOSED**** [Residential Course: 24th October – 28th October,  Girls only, Year 10, RAF Wittering, Cranwell , NG34 8HB] Sponsored and hosted by the Royal Air Force, this placement will be held at RAF Cranwell base and is completely FREE for students. There is no better way to experience the power of… Read more »

Young scientists use latest biomedical methods to design disability devices

Fledgling scientists have been testing their skills using the very latest in biomedical technology and methods, at the University of Southampton. The popular annual residential course organised by the Smallpeice Trust was supported by a team from the national charity for assistive technology, Designability, from researchers at the Universities of Southampton and Liverpool, and from… Read more »

Teenagers get unrivalled introduction to forensics with STEM outreach course

Teenagers from across the UK have had a unique opportunity to be the first group of young people to spend a week studying the many aspects of forensic engineering at Cranfield University. As part of the programmes organised by the Smallpeice Trust, which encourages young people’s involvement in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), Cranfield… Read more »

Bright young minds visit Sultan to explore Nuclear Marine Engineering

HMS Sultan welcomed some of the brightest youngsters in the country recently, as they learnt all about Nuclear Marine Engineering within the Royal Navy, as part of a course with the Smallpeice Trust. The Nuclear Marine Engineering course, which was hosted by HMS Sultan and HMS Excellent, saw a total of 48 children from across… Read more »

More must be done to tackle female underrepresentation in engineering

Today is National Women in Engineering Day. To mark the occasion, Leamington based STEM education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, has teamed up with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), located in Antsy Park, to inspire a new generation of female engineers, and has received backing from Rugby MP Mark Pawsey. With the UK facing the struggle of… Read more »

Education Officer Vacancy

Education Officer If you have a keen desire and enthusiasm to develop young people and enjoy Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths, this is the role for you.You will be a Graduate, preferably with an Engineering, Science or Technology degree and have relevant experience within Industry or Education with a keen desire and enthusiasm to develop… Read more »

Parent feedback – Cyber Security

The Smallpeice Trust ‘Cyber Security’ at Royal Holloway, University of London (Easter 2016) “I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the people at Smallpeice Trust for the Cyber Security course earlier this month.  My son got a tremendous amount out of the course, the content and overall experience and has come back… Read more »

Student feedback – Engineering Experience

The Smallpeice Trust ‘Engineering Experience’ at Nottingham University (Easter 2016) By a Year 9 student When I arrived at Nottingham University I was surprised at the size of the campus, the buildings were nice and you got that feeling that you was in a special place.  The first thing I needed to do was register,… Read more »

Letter from Kacper – Cyber Security

(letter from a student on last year’s Cyber Security Course) I loved the cyber security course and I think it was great fun. The course appealed to me because it looked fantastic and I knew that I would learn a lot of things that I would need later on, when I pursue a career in… Read more »

SmallTalk newsletter – January

Please click the image to view our latest interactive SmallTalk newsletter, featuring student videos, updated course  timetable and lots more. For information, we have added a number of exciting new courses to our 2016 programme. These include Forensic Engineering, Aviation Technology and Mobile Robotic Engineering. Also, our year 8-9 courses are now known as Ignition courses and our year 10-12 courses are Momentum courses. If… Read more »


It may not be great news for the Home Nations’ chances at future world cups, but the UK’s science community is rejoicing today as science roles are named as the most appealing careers to young people, according to a recent survey. The survey, compiled by The Smallpeice Trust and OnePoll, quizzed 1,000 11-15 year olds… Read more »

Letter from Sarah

In September, my teacher gave me an application form for an RAF engineering work placement in association with The Smallpeice Trust, which I completed and applied for and was accepted. I was very excited because it ties in with being an air cadet and my interests in engineering, design and the military. It took place over half… Read more »