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19/06/19

Couch to 5k dedication wet wet wet https://t.co/kC1juu4NLJ

14/06/19

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Brian Keane

Yesterday went to . Impressed by the ambition to provide the education for Harlow youngsters to aspire to the many STEM opportunities coming to Harlow including and . But as was said yesterday we should be proud of all our education providers in Harlow.

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14/06/19

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And we have lift off on our Quadcopter challenge. The students are so excited and engaged. Thank you so much to Raytheon and all their STEM ambassadors for their support. https://t.co/yXfsEZ2UyC

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14/06/19

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Mr Andrew

A huge thanks to for their advice and support with this years quadcopter challenge . I can feel the excitement https://t.co/MVML3Th7tH

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14/06/19

And we have lift off on our Quadcopter challenge. The students are so excited and engaged. Thank you so much to Raytheon and all their STEM ambassadors for their support. https://t.co/yXfsEZ2UyC

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13/06/19

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A business focused school has employed heads of department and senior creators among its teenagers. Academy, in Harlow, operates with the same structures and practises as those traditionally in the business world. https://t.co/fYySmQMock https://t.co/Ru5Vyr304r

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12/06/19

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Mr Andrew

A great evening ! Thanks to !! Mini stemlettes in action https://t.co/LErMKvvChi

04/06/19

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Mr Andrew

Just a reminder to all the students who picked running club , bring your kit and water tomorrow!

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03/06/19

We've been joined by to learn all about the importance of internships in preparation for our internship week . Thank you so much for engaging with our students. https://t.co/nQ0DC0QmkZ

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23/05/19

An egg-cellent way to celebrate the amazing hard work of our very talented students . Despite a range of designs being prototyped and trialled, parachutes ruled the day. Well done to our winning team, and to everyone that took part in a great afternoon’s entertainment. https://t.co/OXUhWPgWg3

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22/05/19

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Mr Andrew

Sometimes you just need to have students designing and testing landers for the next mission to Mars https://t.co/Pni2BimUN7

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18/05/19

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Quality First

Taylor (our Quality First Administration ) is supporting Team in making exciting plans to host 6 students in June at - excellent work 👍. Big thank you to for her expertise and support 😁 https://t.co/rRA8qrayRU

16/05/19

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16/05/19

Celebrating computer science exam finishing with a cheeky whole school icecream in the sun. https://t.co/V0QaiGKmae

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10/05/19

Our brand new team!! Well done to all involved. You were amazing https://t.co/A0ynPeshBZ

10/05/19

Is so proud today to interview the new STEM CREATOR team today#proud stay tuned for the results

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08/05/19

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Ms Ganzhorn

👌😍 This is how I feel about my students at . They completed a higher listening by themselves then went through the answers and worked as a team to do it. They used their initiative and applied every skill we learnt and put them in practice by themselves..👌💪🇫🇷Proud🇫🇷 https://t.co/psyUQqxnHc

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Gratnells Engineering inspires school students to consider careers in STEM

Gratnells Engineering inspires school students to consider careers in STEM

Posted: 24th January 2019

The Harlow-based manufacturer is committed to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing subjects to young people and recently welcomed local school students on-site for a day of activities.

Historically known as the leading name in school storage in over 68 countries of the world (and the producer of the iconic Gratnells Tray) Gratnells Engineering has developed into a multi-sector manufacturer capable of providing high-volume laser cutting, powder coating and bespoke metal solutions to a wide range of customers.

The company has previously supported campaigns such as the F1 in Schools’ program, the Year of Engineering and most recently, has developed key relationships with educational institutions in the local area such as BMAT STEM Academy. The business has become a Gold Level sponsor to the school this year, which will see them provide support and opportunities for students to further their understanding of manufacturing and play a role in product development.

As part of this initiative, the Gratnells factory recently welcomed a group of 20 BMAT STEM students on-site, giving presentations about the company history, providing insight into areas such as quality control and delivering experiences such as tours of the impressive facilities. The students were introduced to the different roles and responsibilities found in a typical manufacturing environment and were set an activity to evaluate a real, current prototype product using evaluation sheets, followed by making prototype designs and layouts for their own ideas.

Every student completed a feedback form at the end of the day and these almost unanimously stated the tour of the impressive Gratnells facility was the favourite part of the day. This included a chance to see some exciting Powder Coating, Injection Moulding and Laser Cutting machinery in action, producing many of the classroom tools and equipment they use in school every day. Designed to showcase the variety of manufacturing solutions Gratnells Engineering provides, students also had the opportunity to witness primary metal work, such as drilling, tapping, folding and welding; as well as foam cutting and vac forming taking place.

The importance of health and safety in the factory environment was reiterated throughout with the wearing of high vis jackets and following of specified walkways and crossings.

Dave Ramsey, Assistant Head Teacher at BMAT STEM, said “The students had a brilliant experience and a number of them have said that they want to work for Gratnells in the future! We really appreciate all the effort the team put into the students’ experience both on the day and the impact working with the company is having on their learning. Students have been inspired and can’t wait to start using some of the ideas in lessons and in their project work.”

Chloe Winyard, Gratnells Engineering Marketing Assistant, commented, “The students from BMAT STEM were so engaged and came up with some really brilliant ideas. We are delighted the tour in particular proved popular and we hope to have inspired some of the students to consider a future career in a STEM subject. Grantells Engineering has a long history of offering opportunities to students and just last year saw three apprentices convert into full-time members of staff.”

Chloe is herself working towards a CIM qualification - further evidence she says, of her employer’s commitment to education, “By supporting my continued development, Gratnells Engineering are showing they truly believe in personal progression. If we continue to show the importance to keep learning ourselves, we hope we can inspire others to do the same.”

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