The 11th Scarborough Science & Engineering Week will be a pioneering and spectacular totally-digital event to help overcome the restrictions of the Covid-19 virus.
For the first time, the presentations will be delivered to students by video in their classrooms, In the week beginning October 5
The organisers Scarborough Business Ambassadors, supported by the North Yorkshire Business and Education Partnership (NYBEP) are pleased to announce the support of Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Jo Ropner. At a business meeting which took place at the new Bike & Boot hotel in Scarborough, she spoke of her delight at being a patron of Science & Engineering Week.
More than 35,000 pupils have attended over the past decade, starting at Plaxton coachbuilders.
Key themes will include the circular economy, career paths, value of STEM careers and female inclusion. It has become the biggest showcase of hi-tech businesses and manufacturers in the area.
The feedback from pupils has been tremendous. Students from St Augustine’s in Scarborough said:
“It was fun and at the same time we were learning”;
“It was very interesting and it gave me an insight into careers in engineering”;
“It totally broadened my horizons”;
“I had a really good time and it was informative”;
“I stood next to the fastest car in the world and it was amazing.”.
Scarborough Business Ambassador chairman Peter Wilkinson said: “It presents stunning and entertaining ways of projecting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to young people. Businesses can showcase their technologies and encourage more engineers to consider the great range of career possibilities. We think it is more important than ever that skills – as the basis for career options and economic growth – are given the widest-possible promotion to our young people.”
The event is again backed by the York and North Yorkshire Enterprise Partnership, with support from Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council.
Stakeholders include exhibitors McCain, Plaxton, DSE, CSV, Anglo-American, FANUC, AMRC, Bosch, Fisher, CLAAS, McClaren, F1 in Schools, Schneider, Third Energy, Flamingo Land and Deep Sea Electronics. They are united by the vision of creating an exciting, dramatic science and engineering future for young people.
Students from Scarborough, Whitby, Bridlington and Ryedale and further afield will be able to watch a menu of video clips from leading companies and agencies in the week beginning October 5, include quizzes, interactive sessions and competitions.