Newcastle, United Kingdom, March 14, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Independent educational charity The Smallpeice Trust will run an inspiring Low Carbon Energy Challenge for fifty 15 and 16 year old students (Year 11) taking place at Newcastle University from 22nd to 25th July. Sponsored by Senergy, a global energy services company, this course introduces students to energy engineering through thought-provoking master classes and question-and-answer sessions with leading engineering professionals.
During the course students will discover the sources of natural power and how ever more sophisticated levels of technology could improve mankind’s quality of life. Students will have the opportunity to make full use of the university’s state-of-the-art research facilities, including wave tanks and energy capture devices to conduct tests and experiments while learning about the different forms of energy in the environment.
Role-model engineering graduates will be on hand to offer support and guidance, giving students a greater understanding of the subject and the wide range of career prospects that can be explored.
All Smallpeice courses are linked to the National Curriculum and are designed to improve core skills such as team building, financial management, communication and problem solving. By attending one of our courses students will gain experience of university and working life that will accelerate their personal development and their potential for greater academic achievement.
The Low Carbon Energy Challenge course, costs £225 for 4-days full board, all course materials and supervised social activities. Course information and application forms can be accessed from www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk. Interested students are advised to apply early, as applications will be reviewed and places allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Notes to editors:
Media are invited to come along during the course to view the students in action on 24th July 2013. Contact The Smallpeice Trust if you would like to attend.
About The Smallpeice Trust:
The Smallpeice Trust is an independent charitable trust which promotes engineering as a career, primarily through the provision of residential courses for young people aged 12 to 18.
The Smallpeice Trust was founded in 1966 by Dr Cosby Smallpeice, a pioneering engineer and inventor of the Smallpeice Lathe. Following the stock market flotation of his company Martonair, Dr Smallpeice invested his energy and part of his personal fortune to set up the Trust to ensure that British industry could continuously benefit from his proven design and engineering philosophies: “Simplicity in design, economy in production.”
The Trust is now governed by an eminent board of non-executive trustees and members from a diverse range of engineering, industry, educational and professional bodies.
In the past academic year, The Smallpeice Trust has reached out to 20,353 young people through 33 different subsidised residential courses, 1-day in-school STEM Days and STEM-in-a-Box kits. The Smallpeice Trust has also trained 913 teachers to enhance their delivery of STEM in the classroom.
A strong interface is maintained with industry, education and professional bodies that help to support, promote and develop the courses. Through these relationships the Trust is also able to provide a number of tailored or specialised courses.