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Students gaze into future careers with Institute of Astronomy

Cambridge students joined the Institute of Astronomy and the Kavli Institute of Cosmology to explore our solar system at the Madingley Observatory Year 7 students from Coleridge Community College, Soham Village College, Parkside Community College and Comberton Village College took part in the Cambridge LaunchPad project day, designed to open their eyes to the wealth …

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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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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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