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  • Year 12 students compete to design surgical device for reconstructive surgery

    TTP plc challenged Year 12 students from Long Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road Sixth Form College and Comberton Sixth Form to design a medical instrument for use in facial reconstructive surgery.

    added by Form the Future CIC 3 min Read
  • Marshall task Sixth Form students with the water pump challenge!

    Engineers at Marshall Aerospace and Defence group welcomed Year 12 students from Comberton Sixth Form and Hills Road Sixth Form to take part in the drone-controlled water pump challenge as part of this year’s Cambridge LaunchPad Scholars programme. Through providing students with hands on experience within the STEM industry, Cambridge LaunchPad aims to inspire young people to think about the possibilities available to them in their future careers.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Students join Sanger Scientists to learn more about genomics

    Year 12 students from Comberton Sixth Form and Hills Road Sixth Form College joined together with the Wellcome Genome Campus to learn more about how genomics is being used the health sector to better understand the challenges faced with disease and the human genome.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Cambridge LaunchPad and Qualcomm Host Technology Day for Students

    On the 19thof March, new Cambridge LaunchPad supporter Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. welcomed 40 Year Six students from Fulbourn Primary School to the Cambridge offices to gain more experience in STEM subjects and learn about the roles available to them in the technology sector.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Cambridge Consultants task students to do the one-armed egg challenge!

    On Thursday 14th March, Cambridge Consultants welcomed 40 Year 4 students from Cambridge Home Educating Families and Teversham C of E Primary School to take part in an exciting hands-on activity day at their office in Cambridge.

    added by Form the Future CIC 1 min Read
  • Cambridge Regional College showcase careers for all

    On the 8th March as part of National Careers Week, Cambridge Regional College welcomed 50 Y5 students from Abbey Meadows Primary School to take part in a day of hands-on activities inspiring them to think about the career possibilities available to them after they leave school.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Students reuse and recycle with Amey Cespa

    On the 7thMarch, Amey Waste Management invited 25 Year 5 students from Cherry Hinton Primary School to learn more about what happens to their recycling and rubbish after they put it in the bin.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • A14 shows primary students the road to construction careers.

    On the 27th February the A14 Integrated Delivery Team (IDT) invited 25 Year 6 students from Fen Ditton Community Primary School to join them at their main project office at Swavesey. Students were encouraged to learn more about the variety of roles available in the construction industry and how these all had a place in the UK’s largest highways project which is under construction in their community.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • CFCI award grant to social enterprise to 'Form the Future' of the local construction industry

    Form the Future CIC are delighted to be working with the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry to improve young people's relationship and perception of the construction industry. By encouraging and facilitating their members to engage with local schools, we hope to overturn preconceptions that students may have about careers in construction and open their eyes to the vast range of opportunities that the industry can offer.

    added by Form the Future CIC 1 min Read
  • Primary students launch into engineering at Marshall Aerospace

    Over three days in February, Cambridge LaunchPad founding partner Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group welcomed 400 Year 4 students to their headquarters for a day of engineering activities. Students from eight primary schools - Abbey Meadows, Bar Hill, Cherry Hinton, Fen Ditton, Fulbourn, Kings Hedges, Linton Heights and St Faith’s School - joined together to learn more about what it’s like to work in the aerospace industry.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Students learn how to detect defects with TWI

    On the 1st February TWI welcomed 40 Year 5 students from Fulbourn Primary School onsite to become defect detectives for the day and learn more about some of the skills needed in engineering.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Students reach for the stars at the Institute of Astronomy

    On the 23rd and 24th of January new Cambridge LaunchPad associate partner, the Institute of Astronomy, welcomed Y6 students from Cherry Hinton C of E Primary School and Cambridge Home Educated Families to take part in practical activities to learn more about astronomy.

    added by Form the Future CIC 1 min Read
  • Local children challenged to ‘do the robot’ with University of Cambridge engineers

    Over two days in January, Year 5 students from Teversham CofE VA and Fen Ditton Primary Schools were invited to get hands-on with STEM at the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering and discover robotics and electronic engineering.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Greensoul day gets students thinking about clean technology

    On the 7thDecember, Cambridge LaunchPad partners Cambridge Cleantech and Cambridge Regional College teamed up to deliver an event with Year 6 students from Bar Hill Community Primary School. The aim of the day was to educate the students about how clean technology is currently being used and enthuse them about the possibilities available within the industry.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Mott MacDonald encourages students to engineer their futures

    Year 6 students from The Spinney School and Teversham Primary School joined up with Mott MacDonald to learn more about the engineering industry and start thinking about some of the roles available to them within STEM.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Amazon Alexa inspires the next generation of Innovators.

    Year 10 Cambridge LaunchPad Innovator students from Coleridge Community College, North Cambridge Academy and the Stephen Perse Foundation were invited by Amazon to take part in a day of practical activities. By giving students an insight into working for one of the leading technology businesses, Cambridge LaunchPad aims to encourage them to think about the possibilities available within the STEM industry.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Students use DNA to determine killer at Horizon Discovery.

    This year’s Cambridge LaunchPad Innovators programme started with a bang when Year 10 students from Bottisham Village College, Netherhall School and Swavesey Village College joined together at Horizon Discovery to solve a murder. Students were welcomed onto the Cambridge Research Park, where they participated in several interactive activities and learned about some of the career and education pathways into the life sciences.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Excitement builds during Morgan Sindall construction project day

    Cambridge LaunchPad partner, Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure, invited 50 Year 4 students for a day of construction activities to open their eyes to the wide range of career possibilities in the industry. Students from Icknield Primary School and Stapleford Community Primary School joined together at Sawston Village College to inspire their students through hands-on learning.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Local STEM education initiative, Cambridge LaunchPad, reaches new heights

    Leading science, technology and engineering organisations from across Cambridgeshire gathered at The Bradfield Centre alongside representatives from local schools and home educating networks to show their support for Cambridge LaunchPad, an innovative STEM outreach programme. New, existing and potential partners alike came together to celebrate the achievements and successes of the last academic year, and to get excited for this year’s activities.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Cambridge organisation launch service that aims to provide local teens with personalised guidance and support

    The number of young people reporting anxiety has rocketed. With many keen to make a positive start this academic year, Form the Future CIC hope to relieve some of the stress and pressure that they feel with the launch of ‘Focus on Success’, a private careers advice service.

    added by Form the Future CIC 1 min Read
  • Celebrating local schools and businesses coming together to ‘Form the Future’

    Form the Future CIC invited their biggest supporters from schools and businesses across Cambridgeshire to join them in celebrating the end of a very successful academic year! The summer party was held at the Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology (CAST) and was kicked off with a summary of our impact this year.

    added by Form the Future CIC 3 min Read
  • Cambridge LaunchPad reaches new heights after a very successful year

    The 2017-18 academic year saw the start of a new and exciting era for the Cambridge LaunchPad programme. Building on the strong foundations laid down by founders, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Form the Future took on management of Cambridge LaunchPad in the Spring of 2017. Since then, we have been busy partnering school students from across Cambridgeshire with leading employers to inspire, educate and enthuse young people about STEM.

    added by Form the Future CIC 3 min Read
  • Leading tech giants Schlumberger open their doors to Year 5 students for Cambridge Launchpad activity day

    60 Year 5 students from King’s Hedges Primary School were given the exciting opportunity to visit Schlumberger for an activity day with Cambridge LaunchPad.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Year 6 students get creative with revolutionary new technology at Microsoft

    Microsoft Research hosted a computing discovery day for Year 6 students from Abbey Meadows Primary School as part of Cambridge LaunchPad, a STEM outreach programme managed by Form the Future CIC.

    added by Form the Future CIC 1 min Read
  • Domino imprint on young minds to inspire them with science and technology

    Year 4 students from Bar Hill Primary School had the exciting opportunity to visit their neighbours Domino Printing for a STEM outreach day with Cambridge LaunchPad. The programme, which is managed by Form the Future CIC aims to get young people passionate about STEM subjects.

    added by Form the Future CIC 1 min Read
  • Marshall ADG sparks passion for engineering in hundreds of students for Cambridge LaunchPad

    21-22 March 2018 – Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group opened their hangar doors to host Cambridge LaunchPad activity days for 250 Year 4 students from schools across Cambridgeshire. The 8-9 year olds from Abbey Meadows, Fen Ditton, Fulbourn, King’s Hedges and St Faith’s Schools were each treated to a fun-packed day full of exciting hands-on activities and a site tour where they were able to explore a C-130 Hercules, an in-use aircraft maintenance facility and the airport fire station.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read
  • Amazon encourages next generation of techies with Cambridge LaunchPad

    On the 20th of February, Year 12 students from colleges across Cambridgeshire attended the first Cambridge LaunchPad Scholars’ event of 2018, which is managed by Form the Future CIC. 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.

    added by Form the Future CIC 2 min Read

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