The Smallpeice Trust
Who are The Smallpeice Trust?
For nearly 50 years The Smallpeice Trust has given young people everything that they need to explore their passion for engineering, making big ideas a reality through its hands on engineering experience courses and STEM days that challenge young people to imagine the engineering feats of the future.
The Smallpeice Trust is all about inspiring young people who are daring enough to think big and imagine. It gives 11-18 year olds everything that they need to explore their passion for engineering through in-school STEM Days and engineering experience courses – all with the help of universities, charities and corporate sponsors.
What projects / schemes / initiatives to support women’s recruitment, retention and progression in STEM are The Smallpeice Trust involved in?
These out-of-school courses are designed for students from Years 8–9 (13/14 year olds) and cover a wide range of engineering sectors, from automotive engineering to cyber security. Hands-on and interactive, each Ignition course provides a comprehensive insight into the world of engineering. Giving each student the opportunity to work alongside the experts and experience a range of fun, hands-on activities.
Aimed at years 10–12 (14–17 year olds), the Momentum courses give students the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of engineering outside of the classroom and discover what’s possible when they know how. Hosted at leading universities throughout the country, the Momentum courses give students the opportunity to run experiments in laboratories and explore life on campus as they prepare for their UCAS applications.
We hold STEM Days in schools for young people in Year 8–12 as well as in primary schools for students aged 10–11. Hosted by a Smallpeice Trust educator, they are designed to complement the National Curriculum in science, technology, engineering and maths by demonstrating the link between the wider world.
Activities range from designing, testing, and refining low-emission vehicles, propelled gliders, crash-proof vehicles, reservoirs, speakers, wind turbines, railways and bridges.
Our Think Kits come with the tools and resources to start a STEM Club for up to 20 Year 8–9 students within the school. Each kit is risk assessed and compliments the National Curriculum in science, technology, engineering and maths and brings these subjects to life in new ways.
Why did The Smallpeice Trust join WISE?
It’s by working with partners such as WISE and our sponsors that we can help young people change the world through science, technology, engineering and maths.