Molly Askham, Author at Form the Future CIC

Molly Askham

Cambridge LaunchPad celebrates after another successful year

The 2018–19 academic year saw the continuation of an exciting and successful Cambridge LaunchPad programme. Since taking over management of the programme in spring 2017, Form the Future have been busy partnering school students from across Cambridgeshire with leading employers to inspire, educate and enthuse young people about STEM. Over the year, 21 STEM industry …

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Museum of Technology encourage students to steam ahead with STEM subjects

On the 20th May, the Museum of Technology opened their doors to welcome 65 Year 6 students from Abbey Meadows Primary School, to learn more about how STEM is used to improve our everyday lives. By introducing students to the real-world application of topics they learn at school, Cambridge Launchpad aims to inspire, educate and enthuse …

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Leading energy giant Schlumberger open their doors to Year 5 students for Cambridge LaunchPad activity day

On the 14th May, 49 Year 5 students from King’s Hedges Primary School visited Schlumberger for an activity day with Cambridge LaunchPad. After an introduction from Dr. Simon Bittleston, Vice President Research at Schlumberger, to give students an introduction to the nature and scale of their work in the oil and gas industry, the students …

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Cambridge Consultants challenges Year 7 students to create new products.

On Thursday 2 May, Cambridge Consultants welcomed Year 7 students from Bottisham Village College, Parkside Community College, Stephen Perse Seniors and Swavesey Village College to learn more about the product development process within the technology sector. Through giving students an insight into the day-to-day roles of a technology developer, Cambridge LaunchPad aims to inspire young people to …

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Students discover more about DNA at the Babraham Institute

On 30th April, 12 Year 8 students from The Stephen Perse Foundation and Swavesey Village College visited the Babraham Institute to learn more about laboratory science in a real-world context. First year PhD students from the Institute led students through activities that allowed them to explore how techniques introduced at school were used in a real-life …

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Wellcome Genome Campus challenge students to extract information about DNA!

On the 26th April, the Wellcome Genome Campus invited 36 Year 7 students to take part in a Cambridge LaunchPad project day. Teams from Cambridge Home Educated Families, Coleridge Community College, Comberton Village College, Linton Village College, North Cambridge Academy and Sawston Village College completed several activities to explore how DNA makes up every living thing. …

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Global technology giant challenge Cambridge children to design apps that will change the world

Last week, Arm Ltd and Cambridge LaunchPad challenged 25 Year 8 students to design and develop innovative, new apps. The students from Coleridge Community College, North Cambridge Academy, Parkside Community College, Comberton Village College and the Cambridgeshire Home Educating Families (CHEF) developed unique ideas, ranging from an app to find suitable jobs based on qualifications, …

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Students rocket to success with Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

On the 24thApril, Marshall Aerospace and Defence group invited Y9 students from Cambridge Home Educated Families, Coleridge Community College and North Cambridge Academy to compete in the Rocket Powered Poppadom Challenge! The aim of the challenge was to design and test a crash structure that would be attached to a rocket motor and when fired, …

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Marshall task Sixth Form students with the water pump challenge!

Engineers at Marshall Aerospace and Defence group welcomed Year 12 students from Comberton Sixth Form and Hills Road Sixth Form to take part in the drone-controlled water pump challenge as part of this year’s Cambridge LaunchPad Scholars programme. Through providing students with hands on experience within the STEM industry, Cambridge LaunchPad aims to inspire young …

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Year 12 students compete to design surgical device for reconstructive surgery

TTP plc challenged Year 12 students from Long Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road Sixth Form College and Comberton Sixth Form to design a medical instrument for use in facial reconstructive surgery. This was based on a real-life project where TTP developed an innovative device that is used by surgeons to treat patients with a …

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