Programmes for Secondary Schools and Colleges

Practical activities using humour, multi-media, interaction, games and ambassadors from business and industry. Businesses support schools with funding and supply volunteers so that students work with a mentor in small teams.

The following programmes can be tailored to suit curriculum plans.

 
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Making and operating robotic arms. Students work in teams with engineers from academic and industrial backgrounds to construct working lifting machines. The day is supported by lifting and access industry partners who supply demonstrations of modern lifting technology, robotics and bio- mechanics. Students compete with practical engineering solutions as well as presenting visions for the hi -tech future of this industry sector.

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Shipping 2050 Exciting and practical way of engaging students with engineering and maritime heritage. 92% of everything we handle has traveled by ship. Working with engineers and maritime architects students build a boat and then redesign it to make it fit for the future. This workshops is held on-board a ship in Bristol's historic harbour from September to May.

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A coaching programme for 15 year olds, helping them vision their future and plan for the post 16 phase of their life. Students pair up with a business volunteer for an initial six sessions 

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Students work alongside engineers to design, construct and fly a model aircraft. Thrills and spills at the end of a day involving demonstrations of the science of flight and an opportunity to talk to engineers from the aviation industry and other engineering sectors.

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Goal setting, visioning and self belief. A unique coaching programme using a sci-fi adventure movie and business mentors. Helping students realise how much control they have over their future and  take action steps towards success at a time in their life when their world is changing.

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Teams of six students are led by a trained business volunteer to explore how action steps taken now impact later in life. A fun event that helps students see the importance of a balance in elements of life. They take decisions for different characters to build a life story from 13 to 25. The day ends with presentations by life-size puppets. All the puppets are 25 year old and have life experiences to share explaining how they achieved or failed to achieved success and happiness.Students go on to plan action steps for their own lives to help them achieve a foundation for future success and happiness.

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