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STEM event encourages girls into a career in engineering

Thu, 12 April, 2018

The Welding Institute’s Northumbria Branch held a special STEM activity day for girls aged 11-15 at the University Technology College in Newton Aycliffe, South Durham.

The event, which took place on 11 April, was hosted by Stanley Black and Decker and included a number of fun interactive activities designed to help increase the participation of girls in STEM subjects (Science, Technology and Maths).

The activity day was aligned with the Green Light for Girls initiative that was set up to encourage girls of all ages and backgrounds from around the world into science, maths, engineering and technology.

The Welding Institute’s Northumbria Branch accepted the invitation to participate in the event by demonstrating ‘Welding with Chocolate’ to several groups of girls from schools across the North East of England.

Two Members of the Northumbria Branch Committee volunteered to organise and run the event and were also supported by three female apprentices from Caterpillar of Peterlee.

The ‘Welding with Chocolate’ demonstration was a huge success with many visitors saying it was the highlight of the day.

This was just one of many events that the Northumbria Branch has participated in over the last 12 months to encourage young people into a career in Welding.

The Northumbria Branch would like to extend their thanks to the following organisations and people for their help in making this another successful event:

Caterpillar Peterlee - Chelsea Parker, Dave Hodgson, Catherine Grimely, Molly Shadforth, Sarah King.
TWI Northumbria Branch - Aaron Kirkbride (Young Members Representative) and Keith Temperley (Programme Secretary).

For more information, please contact us.

Molly and Sarah Caterpillar apprentices demonstrating 'Welding with Chocolate'
Molly and Sarah Caterpillar apprentices demonstrating 'Welding with Chocolate'
Welding with chocolate at STEM event
Welding with chocolate at STEM event

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