Three years have passed since James died and the James Ballantyne Memorial Fund became a registered charity in May 2016. James was an electronic engineer, a profession he found immensely interesting and satisfying. He was always keen to share his love of the subject with everyone. To that end the James Ballantyne Memorial Fund has been set up to encourage and support young engineers and to advance education in STEM subjects
These are some of the projects that have been funded:
Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury were awarded a grant to support and enhance the broad range of STEM extra curricular activities. The grant will also go towards enhancing the STEM Club and has been used for projects under taken at Bishop Wordsworth School in Science week.
Wyvern College, Laverstock St Andrew have purchased an educational site software license and CNC router for use in their Design and Technology department.
The technology has potential to be used in electronics, engineering and science (robotics, parts for experiments) and even has applications in the arts (print block making, carving, theatre props etc). While using a CNC, students can engage in making something they are interested in while learning real-world manufacturing skills, math (Cartesian coordinates) and engineering.
The Willink School, Burghfield Common are using their grant to replace their old projection equipment in the STEM classrooms with interactive white boards and projector.
If you feel you have any projects; any equipment, clubs or trips requiring support which meet these criteria we would love to hear from you.