Unfortunately given the current climate we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Great Exhibition of the Tees Valley (GETV).
When we plan this, hopefully for late 2020 or 2021 start, GETV will help raise national and international proﬁle of the Tees Valley in a positive way for the beneﬁt of the whole community.
The public events and activities across all five Boroughs that celebrate all that’s new and inspiring in the Tees Valley area across industry, innovation, science, design and technology.
GETV will be built upon each year leading up to 2025 which marks the 200th year of the Stockton to Darlington Railway.In the meantime ideas and offers of support are most welcome, please email email@example.com.
How could we have known? When we engaged last year with the Ironstone Trust of Primary schools on a bridge-and-gazebo-building project, no-one could foresee that within a few months every student’s home would have to become a school as well.
At Engineering Together we have worked directly with over 200 local children, Yr4 and Yr5, alongside many teaching staff. We’ve introduced some basic creative construction experiences (marshmallows and spaghetti-based) as well a bit of background and theory. We’ve explored the nature and history of the first likely home for one of our real bridges – Ormesby Hall.
Now, the team has ploughed on instead of giving up. Students are working at home on bridge-builds, taking the next steps – some ambitious, all filled with thought and imagination. Staff, students, families and the technical professions are building bridges actual and symbolic for the future. Trying things out, improving, trying again – the heart of any design process – with enthusiasm and enjoyment.
I am delighted to welcome Julie Harrison as our Climate Change Champion.
Julie has been a Science and Engineering Presenter for over 10 years and is a Director at ‘Climate Action North’. She delivers projects in Schools to demonstrate careers in Engineering and Science.
Julie’s new project is ‘Climate Change – Scientists and Engineers needed’ will highlight the work currently going on in and around the Tees Valley and showcase how the current and future STEM workforce can help work towards a more sustainable future. As Chair I am certain that Julie’s expertise in the area of Climate Change will complement the work of Engineering Together so we can make a difference through education and action.