Last month we held the official launch of Mid Sussex Science Week 2023. The onboarding meetings are for schools and business representatives to meet face-to-face, find out who they would be paired with for the duration of the programme and meet other people involved with the week. Phil Todd Chairman of MSSW welcomed attendees at the beginning of each meeting and thanked Edwards Vacuum in Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath College for providing us with their facilities.
Phil spoke about how MSSW started 8 years ago with other likeminded individuals, who saw a gap in STEM opportunities for children of primary school age. Being able to continue putting on such events like MSSW is all down to the continued support of businesses and the individuals representing them. Without them it would not be possible to secure Science Week on our calendars year on year and reinforces how we can empower the young into STEM as a profession.
Richard Cox was representing BHBPA which is a community focussed group of local businesses from Burgess Hill and he is also a member of the MSSW committee.
Carl Morphew of BSE|FM Limited shared his experiences as a STEM Ambassador since 2018 and how rewarding engaging with students can be and their infectious enthusiasm is encouraging.
There were several STEM Ambassadors in attendance. Darren Coomber of BSEFM Ltd offered an insight into projects he has helped schools produce over previous shows and how being a STEM Ambassador is gratifying for him to be able to see the benefits of inspiring children.
The STEMHub community was also represented by Peter Sutton of Canterbury Christ Church University. They provide a networking base for businesses and individuals aiming to inspire the next generation.
During the meeting we were again delighted that Mims Davies, Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex attended. Mims is a keen advocate of the promotion of STEM in the younger generation and girls in particular.
STEM Ambassador / school pairing for Burgess Hill was kindly provided by Richard Cox.
|Sheddingdean Primary School
|Birchwood Grove Primary School
|London Meed Primary School
|Bolney CE Primary School
|Southway Primary School
Mims Davies and Phil Todd drew pairings in Haywards Heath.
|Warden Park Primary Academy
|Harlands Primary School
|St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
|St Wilfrid’s CofE Primary School
|Lindfield Primary Academy
|St Augustine’s CofE Primary School
We would like to thank all our businesses for taking part in MSSW 2023 without them and our sponsors these events wouldn’t be able to be put on.
Further details will be sent to all schools and businesses in due course, please keep an eye on your emails.