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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Schools

As a way of giving back and providing a service to the community, we place a special emphasis on encouraging STEM activities in schools. This is undertaken on a philanthropic basis. Innovation Partners provides all the essential ingredients including expertise, equipment, networks and passion to get children involved in a range of activities associated with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is an approach that emphasises learning by doing.

In the past, Innovation Partners has been involved in running hands-on science workshops for children in local schools. In the photograph below, you can see John helping a few budding engineers to put together their own electric motors!

In 2014, John led a pioneering initiative to establish digital design and manufacturing activities in primary schools. In collaboration with the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Brighton and STEM Sussex, a new and exciting digital design and manufacturing programme was set up at St. John's Primary School in Tunbridge Wells. The impact was absolutely amazing, as seen in the article and pictures at the following link. Click here for article.

For the past three years, John has been leading The Olympiad Maths Club at the Skinners' School in Tunbridge Wells. Across the UK, school children are able to participate in annual maths challenges, organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT). Those children who do particularly well are invited to participate in follow-on rounds - the 'Maths Olympiad'. John has been working with some excellent mathematicians from one of his local secondary schools to help them to 'think outside of the cuboid', and to prepare them for olympiad-style mathematical and problem solving challenges. Click here for more information on the club.

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