The May Bank Holiday is Crafty Craft time and the James Ballantyne Memorial Fund took part once again. The rain stayed away and despite taking a much more leisurely approach the team secured a second place finish and another of our teams won!
The objective of JBMF is to support and encourage young engineers and to that end we are very pleased to announce three new projects we are involved in.
With our help Wyvern Technical College has been able to provide their students with software that allows them to program the departments router. This will benefit the student by giving them hands on experience of modern manufacturing techniques as well as computer assisted design (CAD). The software will be used for class projects in years seven to eleven and also in after school clubs. This is a great project for as it is giving budding engineers that first-hand experience and knowledge that is so valuable in this competitive field as well as giving them another facility to develop and express their passion for the subject.
The way in which we teach the engineers and scientists of the future is constantly developing and evolving. Modern techniques are vitally important to engaging with and improving the learning experience for all pupils. That is why we are pleased to be working with the Willink School to help provide modern projection equipment for their classrooms. All pupils at the school will benefit from this and especially A-level student studying STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
Extra-curricular STEM classes and activities are becoming increasing popular amongst school pupils. They foster and develop the skills involved in the subjects and most importantly get pupils excited about this field. Bishop Wordsworth is one such school offering these opportunities for its pupils and JBMF is pleased to be supporting them with this. The school provides a broad range of STEM extra-curricular including talks by guest speakers aimed at 6th form science students and that attend out STEM days throughout the school year. The schools STEM Club (aimed at year 7 to 9 students) is also taking part in the Bloodhound School Rocket Car Competition! Best of luck Bishop Wandsworth STEM Club!
These are exciting times for JBMF and we would like to thank you for your continued support as we continue to support the next generation of brilliant engineers!