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When: 30th July - 1st August 2018 (Year 10 students) & 1 August – 3 August 2018 (Year 12 students)

Where: Brathay Hall, Ambleside

Provider: Hello Programme

Further Info: Are you a Year 10 or Year 12 student in Cumbria?  Looking for something to do over the summer holidays?

The Hello Programme have an exciting few days planned at Brathay Hall in Ambleside during the summer holidays. Brathay Hall is right on our doorstep, in the Lake District, and has loads of activities on offer such as climbing, boating and high ropes courses. We’ll spend a few days trying new things and learning what it's like to be away from home. Try something different and get in touch to see if we can offer you a place. This is a free event for students living in Carlisle, West Cumbria and Barrow.Are you a Year 10 student in Cumbria? 

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When: 19th June 2018 at 9:30am - 3:00pm

Where: Lakes College, Lillyhall

 Provider: Inspira

Further Info: Jobs in Our Community is a well-established annual event for Year 6 students helping raise aspirations, broaden horizons and excite young minds about future career possibilities. Inspira works in partnership with many local businesses for this event.

For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details of who will be attending this event.

When: Monday 18th June 2018 

Where: Energus, Lillyhall, Workington 

Provider: CSTEM

Further Info: The West Cumbria Big Bang, an inspirational STEM showcase bringing together hundreds of primary and secondary students. Organised by CSTEM (formerly STEM Cumbria), schools are invited to take students along to experience STEM related activities.

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FLL-full-triangle copyCSTEM is working with FIRST LEGO League to deliver the programme aimed at 9 to 14 year olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology − and teach them valuable employment and life skills.

Teachers - why FIRST ® LEGO® League is perfect for your school - Impact studies show that students gain an increased interest in science and technology by working with FIRST LEGO League (FLL®). FLL does this by providing a practical and engaging way of involving students in the subject areas.   


  • Promotes student engagement
  • Allows for differentiation
  • Promotes self-directed learning
  • Encourages hands-on learning
  • Has real-life connections.


  • Identify relevant sources of information using a range of resources
  • Use language and communication skills
  • Understand the scientific method of formulating hypotheses, testing, evaluating and rejecting/confirming hypotheses
  • Work as part of a team.  


  • Develop, evaluate, and modify their design ideas
  • Learn about the concepts of input, process, and output and the importance of feedback in control systems
  • See how complex systems break down into sub-systems
  • Apply their existing maths knowledge
  • Engage in mathematical discussions of results. 

Cumbria’s Regional final will be announced shortly.

Local companies - CSTEM is also looking for financial and/or mentoring support for the local schools.

Schools and interested companies should contact Tony Gill for further information.

Tony Gill, CSTEM, Lane Farmhouse, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, LA7 7NH  

Tel No 01539 567101, Mobile 07977 512109, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: September / October
Where: Lakes College, Lillyhall, Workington & Millom School
Provider: REACT Foundation
Further Info: Bringing the National Science Museum to West Cumbria

Watch this space for next year's KS2 science and engineerin show from the Science Museum's Outreach Team.

Interested schools should contact contact Irene McMillan on 01946 813778.

When: September / October
Where: at your school or college
Provider: REACT Foundation
Further Info: Bringing the National Science Museum to West Cumbria

Watch this space for next year's science and engineering show for Year 7, 8 and 9 students - a fantastic show brought to you all the way from London and delivered by the National Science Museum's Outreach Team.

Interested schools should contact contact Irene McMillan on 01946 813778. 

When: 2nd - 6th July 2018
Where: REACT Engineering, Earl Street, Cleator Moor
Provider: REACT Engineering

Further Info: For those studying towards A Level qualifications REACT run a one week ‘Introduction Into Engineering™' seminar which takes students through a real engineering problem, to provide them with a clear understanding of what a professional engineer does for a living.

For further information or to apply online click here Into Engineering

Since conception, Dream Placement has been a fantastic success. The scheme offeres local sixth form students the opportunity to win a very special prize - a week’s dream placement with a highly successful Cumbrian business, shadowing the MD/CEO and working with their team. The Centre for Leadership Performance will be providing the winners with other leadership development opportunities, including a personal development coach. Further information can be found at www.cforlp.org.uk

The placements will take place in February each year.

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