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Stuart Bearsworth

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2019-2020

Unilever Bright Futures Programme

Three pupils from year 8/9 pupils were chosen to be part of the Bright Futures Programme at Unilever Research and development site in Port Sunlight. Through the Unilever Bright Future Programme, they were immersed in the science and technology behind some of the world’s best loved brands. Port Sunlight is home to Unilever research

and development for the past 100 years. Over the course of the day they shared the essence of how they deploy science, technology, engineering and mathematics in product development. This month 3 year 8/9 pupils were chosen to be part of the Bright Futures Programme at Unilever Research and development site in Port Sunlight.

Through the Unilever Bright Future Programme, they were immerse in the science and technology behind some of the world’s best loved brands. Port Sunlight is home to Unilever research and development for the past 100 years. Over the course of the day they shared the essence of how they deploy science, technology, engineering and mathematics in product development and took them on a journey through; the psychology of consumers, the chemistry behind the products, the engineering feasibility of manufacturing, how they use digital advancements to aid the development and the technology behind the packaging innovations. The challenge given to the pupils over the next 4 months is to design and develop a product that saves water. Their research and development of their product will be presented to Unilever professionals at Port Sunlight, then entered into a competition at The Big Bang Event in Liverpool next year.


Big Build Competition

Centre Park Link have recently engaged with the Woolston Brook School to encourage more pupils to consider a career within construction. Since Engaging with the school; they wanted to participate in the Honor Goodsite competition to utilise the pupil’s artistic side as well as incorporating sustainability and reusing recycled materials.

Centre Park Link have recently engaged with the Woolston Brook School to encourage more pupils to consider a career within construction and engineering. Since Engaging with the school; they wanted to participate in the Honor Goodsite competition to utilise the pupil’s artistic side as well as incorporating sustainability and reusing recycled materials. The Pupils have created miniature sculptures of green houses as in December the students will be creating a greenhouse out of recycled bottles that will be donated to Woolston School by a local recycling plant. The students are extremely artistic and enjoy growing their own fruit and vegetables, so the green house will be utilized to grow their own produce. The miniature sculptures where also created out of recycled materials. All the students worked in pairs to create multiple structure and designs. For the past three weeks the students have been designing their ideas before creating their preferred structure. Lollipop sticks, bubble wrap and plywood were used to complete their structures. The students have been working together to create three designs that would be sustainable for the school.


Big Bang Digital 2020

Science, Engineering and COVID-19

This event will take place on 14th July 2020 and is completey free. Watch the live stream here.


Creative & Digital Expo

In the autumn some pupils had the opportunity to attend a Creative and Digital Expo at The Pyramid in Warrington. During the initial presentation they got to hear from employers, colleges and also apprentices who explained the various industry career pathway opportunities.

In the autumn term some pupils had the opportunity to attend a Creative and Digital Expo at The Pyramid Arts Centre in Warrington. During the initial presentation they got to hear from employers, colleges and also apprentices who explained the various industry career pathway opportunities.

Following the speakers they met 20 employers and engaged with various interactive activities to gain further insights into the types of work in the Creative and digital sector. Activities included the use of VR to experience the surface of Mars and also they watched live world-wide hacking data from a Cyber Security Company. A Film making company gave them the chance to do the weather report on a green screen which they found interesting.


Apple iMovie Workshop

In November,  year 8 pupils attended an exciting, interactive ‘Making an IMovie Trailer’ workshop at the Apple Store in the Trafford Centre. In November, year 8 pupils attended an exciting, interactive ‘Making an IMovie Trailer’ workshop at the Apple Store in the Trafford Centre. During the workshop the pupils created a theme for a film and then used the store as a set for the trailer. The pupils utilised the iMacs for images and other apple products as props to create clips and then produced and edit using iMovie. To conclude the session the trailers were shown on the big screen in the store and each one looked professional. Their creativity impressed the lead trainers and the feedback from the sessions was fantastic. They’ve invited the school back to participate in a Music focused workshop using Garage Band in the New Year. The pupils really enjoyed the experience and it’s inspired some to investigate careers in the creative and digital sector.


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Big Bang North West 2019

The Movie! Big Bang North West 2019: 8000 Children Celebrate STEM! On the 2nd of July, The Big Bang North West hit The Exhibition Centre Liverpool. Big Bang North West 2019: 8000 Children Celebrate STEM! On the 2nd of July, The Big Bang North West hit The Exhibition Centre Liverpool.


Big Bang North West 2018