Cambridge LaunchPad

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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Primary Students Shown Road To Construction Success With A14 Team

Cambridge LaunchPad’s first project day of the academic year saw 25 Year 6 students from Fen Ditton Community Primary School join Highways England’s A14 Integrated Delivery Team (IDT) to learn about the variety of roles available in the construction industry. Form the Future is proud to run Cambridge LaunchPad for local STEM employers, as part of …

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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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