Making, operating and re-designing pnuematic robotic arms. Students work in teams with engineers from business, industry and universities to construct working lifting machines. The day is supported by industry partners who supply demonstrations of modern lifting technology, robotics, bio-mechanics and machinery we rely on to lift and access places beyond human capabilities. Student teams will compete with their practical engineering solutions and present their visions for the high-tech future of this fast changing industry sector.
Shipping 2050 Exciting and practical way of engaging students with engineering and maritime heritage and its future. Students will respond to the fact that 92% of everything we handle has traveled by ship and explore our dependence on a global economy and how this must change. Students will work with engineers and maritime architects to design concept ships fit for the future and to consider the economic and social changes needed if we rely on these new methods of trade. In Bristol these workshops can be held on-board a ship in Bristol's historic harbour.
Links to UK Marine Futures Programme - Two days free curriculum development on Isle of Wight (7th 8th Matrch 2023)
World of Work Speaker Festivals
Programmes for 15 to 18 year-olds, helping them vision their future and plan for the next phase of their life. These programme are tailored to suit. Students can be paired up with a business volunteer for coaching / mentoring sessions or a team of olders students can complete work experience hours by staging all aspects of a World of Work Speaker Festival. Activity can be combined with 'World of Work' assemblies for the year group and opportunities for students, working in teams to recreate the people they meet as 'Tik-Tok style' films that share the learning across the school community (including families)
Vision My Future Goal-setting, visioning and self-belief. A unique coaching programme using a sci-fi adventure movie and business mentors. Designed for students aged 13 /14 who are facing greater freedoms and being asked to make decisions in and out of school about their future. Students will realise how much control they have over their future and why action steps taken now are critical in helping achieve success and happiness. This programme can be tailored in various ways with a range of resources that can be led by teachers to fit English or Drama curriculum or combined with support from business volunteers to acheive Gatsby Benchmark objectives.
For students aged 13/14. 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 will play a board game and collaborate on decisions that builds a character from age 13 to 25. Students go on to stage presentations by creating life-size puppets to represent the 25 year old character they created in the game. These characters must explain the action steps they took early in life to explain how they achieved or failed to achieve success and happiness. Students go on to plan action steps for their own lives that could help them achieve a foundation for future success and happiness.