Engineering

The Smallpeice Trust and the RAF to donate Think Kits to schools

Children’s education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, and the RAF have joined forces to donate engineering-based ‘Think Kits’ to the schools remaining open to support vulnerable children and students of key workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this time of need, many UK schools are continuing to provide emergency learning and …

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Cambridgeshire students are invited to go Into Orbit during The IET FIRST® LEGO® League Cambridge tournament

FIRST® LEGO® League, a global science and technology challenge, is now open to entry for teams of young people from across Cambridgeshire. This year’s theme is INTO ORBIT and teams of 9 – 16 year olds will be taken on an ‘out of this world’ experience as they explore space-themed …

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A hidden industry

It is no exaggeration to say that modern life would not be possible without air conditioning and refrigeration. The technology is often hidden, tucked away behind the scenes or on roof-tops. In fact, it is often at its best when it is invisible, just getting on with the job. But …

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Toshiba helps UK’s top air conditioning students

Toshiba has organised a programme of training courses around the country to help students prepare for their participation in the national SkillFRIDGE finals, which take place at the NEC in November. The programme covers technical knowledge and practical skills in relation to residential and light commercial air conditioning, including installation, …

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Foremans awarded £1.6m contract to use recycled building modules to expand one of the top-performing secondary schools in England

Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, a member of the Portakabin Group and the UK’s largest supplier of refurbished Portakabin buildings, has been awarded a £1.6 million contract to build a purpose-designed sixth form centre at Higham Lane School in Nuneaton. Higham Lane is the joint highest-performing state-funded secondary school in Warwickshire, …

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Portakabin delivers complete interim primary school in just 14 weeks to the amazement of parents

Portakabin, the UK’s leading supplier of interim modular buildings, has successfully constructed and handed over a complete new 300-pupil interim primary school in Devon in less than four months. Working in partnership with architects and project managers, Atkins, Portakabin provided more than 1,200sqm of primary teaching accommodation for the relocation …

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Shell launches new national schools STEM challenge with the chance for schools to win £5000

The Bright Ideas Challenge is a new national, curriculum linked schools competition, which will challenge young people age 11-14 to assume the role of future scenarios planners and to use their STEM learning to imagine creative solutions to the types of energy challenges that cities in 2050 will face (by 2050 it’s estimated that 3 out of four …

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