A whole year group at this Thornaby Primary had some great discussions about all things STEM through the medium of Lottie dolls and books our Chair Paula took to their assembly.
This was our very first in person technical event and the very first in our new Sustainably Engineering Together series ! We had 2 great speakers talking about different aspects of the Ocean.
First up was our Keynote Speaker; Richard Hixman of Healthcare Ocean – www.healthcareocean.org. The audience were held captive hearing about the importance of our oceans, how they have changed due to human activities and how we can all help. Richard stressed there are many things we can do at home and at work to REDUCE our impact by considering our: Cars, Consumption, Chemicals and Cruises.
Judy Power of the Tees River Trust told us all about local projects which are being undertaken now to make a difference for the long term health of the River Tees. Judy wowed us talking about the power of nature and in particular oysters and sea grass. You can find out more, and volunteer to help out, on their website – www.teesriverstrust.org. Or if you book soon you can also find out more at the Tees Valley Nature Conference in Darlington on the 30th June 2023 – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whats-next-for-tees-nature-tickets-619818422587.
A huge well done to Julie for her well deserved recognition from the Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees. Thanks Julie for all you do for Engineering Together and others.
Julie Harrison received the Green Award from the Stockton Major for teaching STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and Climate Action to students across the Tees Valley.
She has presented lectures on Climate Action at the new Teesworks site and at Egglescliffe School and Sixth Form for International Women’s Day.
Julie is exhibiting student work at Billingham’s Festival of Thrift and is planning to organise an event for local engineers and organisations to discuss the Borough’s engineering history with the added context of a greener brighter future.
As Chair I just wish to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers, supporters and ambassadors.
We literally could not deliver the great work and work towards speaking with ONE VOICE without you.
Outcomes not ownership
Value one vision
Influencing with integrity
Collaboration with compromise
Emphasis on equality
Fens Primary in Hartlepool had a lovely visit from our Chair Paula.
The students were so excited about being engineers they nominated the very first Engineering Ambassadors in the school; one from each class.