South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust

All six SCMAT schools attend Furness STEM

Member schools from South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust were among the 33 schools at the Furness STEM Show this year.

The show was organised by Furness Education & Skills Partnership (FESP) and held to showcase skills and learning in science, technology, engineering and maths as part of British Science Week.

All six SCMAT schools attended alongside associate member schools.

Pupils learned about catalysts and exothermic reactions, they took part in experiments with ferromagnetic fluid and a Tesla Coil Magnet, they cracked codes, solved puzzles and navigated mazes. One of the show’s many highlights included space exploration inside Lancaster University’s portable planetarium.

Supporting organisations who offered hands-on and interactive stands included: Oxley, Bender, GSK, Siemens Energy, Vattenfall, Jacobs, Kimberly-Clark, Underwater Diving Services, BAE Systems and Furness College alongside Lancaster University and The University of Cumbria and a host of other businesses.

The teachers loved seeing all their children engaged and interacting with lots of local businesses.

Feedback from schools included “Everything was exceptional, but the children absolutely loved the planetarium”; “It was brilliantly organised and the stalls and activities available for the children were fantastic”; “The children loved getting involved with the hands-on activities”.

The visitors were also entertained by Professor Pumpernickel in an action-packed show introducing the children to the world of chemistry. The show included a mesmerising display enabling attendees to visualise sound waves during an experiment involving a laser pen, small Bluetooth speaker, old rubber glove and a drainpipe.

Neil Tippins, one of the organisers, said: “It is fantastic to see these young people so enthralled in the experiments and activities and we hope they discover that science can fun and lead to a rewarding career.”

The event was sponsored by BAE Systems, hosts Furness College and the Royal Academy of Engineering.


South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
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