Background

So Who Are we?

We are an organisation, created in 2014, to inspire and enthuse children and young people to consider a career in engineering, science, IT and maths as well as bringing the curriculum alive and allowing all to reach their potential.

Our first year has been to develop our Outreach programme which means we have taken science and maths into schools.  We have also had public engagement money to set up our “Lab in a Library” which has been inspired by the Institute of Physics and working with them on their “Lab in a Lorry”.  The Library workshops have been in libraries across Suffolk and Norfolk where we take our science and maths to the local community and they join in for the price of £1/£2 per head.  We had 32,000 people access our project in it’s first year and we now have Board Members, enthusiastic educators, staff and an inspiring group of volunteers.  We take science to science festivals, public events like the Bury Xmas Street Fair, Suffolk Show etc. and we are now about to embark on the next stage of the project.

We wish to expand our Outreach offering and presently we offer mini exhibits, mini experiments, Forensic Science, Digital Forensics, Pop-up Planetarium and Astronomy nights. Our Tropical Rain Forest experience and Mini Beast Roadshow, Team Building/Problem Solving and Maths roadshow are also very popular.

We are now getting ready to open our interactive STEM centre in Bury St. Edmunds and we are very excited about the workshops, after school science and IT clubs and also holiday day camps.  From the autumn we will also be offering residential courses for schools and the public who enjoy the topics on offer.