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Cambridge LaunchPad celebrates another year of STEM success with students and partners

Cambridge LaunchPad has celebrated another year of STEM success with virtual celebrations for students and partners. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, there was much to celebrate – in 2019/20 Cambridge LaunchPad worked with 35 partners, saw 5200 students, and was able to host 88 events before many students moved to home-based learning. The virtual STEM celebrations …

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Students develop their futures with Hill for National Careers Week

For National Careers Week, Cambridge LaunchPad brought year 8 students to join Hill and become property development companies for the day On 5th March, students from Linton Village College, Bottisham Village College, Sawston Village College and Cambridge Home Educated Families visited the Storey’s Field Centre in Eddington, for a day of discovering the fundamental forces …

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Defect detectives – students join TWI for third challenge project day

Year 5 students from Fulbourn Primary School joined TWI to become defect detectives for the day  As part of a Cambridge LaunchPad project day, the students were split into small teams and challenged to programme a Lego Mindstorms robot to detect defects along a weld line. Together with volunteer ambassadors, many of them in the …

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Amey Cespa shows students the importance of recycling

Students from Cherry Hinton Primary School and Stapleford Community Primary School joined Amey Cespa for two project days at their Education Centre in Waterbeach, where they learned about what happens to their recycling and rubbish after they put it in the bin. For many students, throwing away waste and recycling is something they do every …

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Students get STEM inspired with Cambridge Regional College

Cambridge Regional College welcomed year 5 students from Linton Heights Junior School for a day of discovering future career paths. On 31st January, as part of a Cambridge LaunchPad project day, the students took part in hands-on activities designed to inspire them and help them to consider what their future careers may look like. The …

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Students explore DNA with Wellcome Genome Campus

Year 7 students joined the Wellcome Genome Campus to explore the role of DNA On 27th November, 24 students from Bassingbourn Village College, Cambridgeshire Home Educated Families, Linton Village College and Sawston Village College took part in a Cambridge LaunchPad project day with the Wellcome Genome Campus focused on DNA. Ahead of the project day, …

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Cambridge students see inside anechoic chambers at Cambridge LaunchPad project day

Cambridge LaunchPad took Year 6 students from the Spinney Primary School and Cambridgeshire Home Educating Families to visit Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd where they were led through a full day of activities by staff. These visits allow students to gain experience in science and engineering roles available to them in the local technology sector. Students …

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Students use DNA to develop killer theories with Horizon Discovery

Cambridge LaunchPad Innovators were tasked with using DNA to solve a murder at a recent project day with Horizon Discovery. Year 10 students from Bottisham Village College, Coleridge Community College and Swavesey Village College joined Horizon Discovery on Tuesday 12th November to solve a murder and discover the exciting world of life science careers. Students …

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Students propel to success with Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Year 9 students joined Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to design crash structures in the Rocket Powered Poppadom Challenge On 5th November, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (Marshall ADG) invited Year 9 students from Cambridge Academic Partnership, Cambridge Home Educated Families, Comberton Village College and North Cambridge Academy to compete in the challenge. The aim …

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Cleantech day inspires students into STEM careers

Cambridge LaunchPad partners Cambridge Cleantech and Cambridge Regional College teamed up to deliver a cleantech focused project day for Year 6 students On 1st November, 29 Year 6 students from Bar Hill Community Primary School were challenged to create their own eco-houses and were shown how clean technology is revolutionising the world of STEM careers …

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