Cambridge LaunchPad

Primary school students venture to Anglian Water to get passionate about conservation

On 14 and 15 March, Year 4 students from Cherry Hinton C of E Primary School, Teversham Primary School and the Cambridgeshire Home Educating Families (CHEF) visited Anglian Water at their education centre to learn about conservation, sewage treatment and water recycling. Ellie Henderson, Community Education Manager at Anglian Water, said “It’s great to give young people …

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Year 10 students solve ‘murder’ at Horizon Discovery and learn about forensic testing

Year 10 students from Bottisham Village College, Cambridgeshire Home Educating Families, Coleridge Community College, North Cambridge Academy, Stephen Perse Foundation and Swavesey Village College were brought together at Horizon Discovery for the first Cambridge LaunchPad Innovators event of 2018. The students were set up in temporary forensic laboratories and challenged to solve a gruesome murder …

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Amazon encourages next generation of techies with Cambridge LaunchPad

Year 12 students from colleges across Cambridgeshire attended the first Cambridge LaunchPad Scholars’ event of 2018. Students travelled to the Amazon Development Centre at One Station Square, where they were introduced to the coding language Python and learnt how to build an Alexa skill. David Hardcastle, Senior Manager at Amazon, said: “When opening our new …

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Innovative technology and engineering specialists, TTP Group, inspire Year 12s to consider careers in STEM

Year 12 students from Hills Road Sixth Form College, Long Road Sixth Form College and Comberton Sixth Form were invited to apply for an activity day with TTP Group, a Founding Partner of Cambridge LaunchPad. Dr Abi Graham, an experimental physicist at TTP Group, said: “Creating successful new products at TTP relies on having a …

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Sanger Institute join Cambridge LaunchPad to introduce sixth form students to medical research

Selected Year 12 students from Long Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road Sixth Form College and Comberton Sixth Form were invited to attend a unique project day at the Sanger Institute, following the successful submission of a team application video. The students were challenged to produce a short video to document how they would spend …

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Mott MacDonald give Year 6’s an exciting engineering experience with experts!

Year 6 students from Cherry Hinton CofE and Teversham CofE (VA) primary schools were brought together on Wednesday 24th January for a Cambridge LaunchPad event with Mott MacDonald at their offices on Station Road, Cambridge. Volunteers from across the organisation took part in the STEM outreach activity day, which is managed by Form the Future …

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Cambridge LaunchPad inspires the next generation of engineers at the new A14

Year 5 students from Cherry Hinton C of E Primary School and the Cambridgeshire Home Educating Families came together for the first Cambridge LaunchPad event of 2018. Volunteers from the A14 Integrated Delivery Team and Highways England hosted a fun-packed day for our STEM outreach programme at their site near Bar Hill. The students were …

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Year 5 students wowed by digital and green technology at Cambridge LaunchPad event

Over 70 Year 5 students from Abbey Meadows Primary School took part in the first Cambridge LaunchPad event for this academic year. The STEM outreach programme, managed by Form the Future CIC, brought business volunteers from Cambridge Cleantech and Cambridge Regional College together to host a fun-packed day learning about digital and green technology. Anna …

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Amazon celebrates opening of new Development Centre with donation to Cambridge LaunchPad

Photograph: Amazon Today Amazon opened the doors to its new Development Centre site in the heart of Cambridge. Located at One Station Square adjacent to Cambridge Station, the new building is a 60,000 sq. ft. development that will when at full capacity be home to over 400 highly-skilled employees including machine learning scientists, knowledge engineers, …

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