Peterborough STEM Festival’s main day is back on October 13th 2018!

JoffNews, Press Release

Back by popular demand, Digital People in Peterborough, in collaboration with main sponsors Anglian Water, The Anglian Water @one Alliance and BGL Group, are delighted to announce the return of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Festival in Peterborough.

"We’re inviting all the family to come along and hope the event is an inspirational experience for many children"

Jonathan Frascella, Event Organiser

The festival’s free-to-attend event takes place on Saturday 13 October at Kingsgate Conference Centre. Aimed at 5-16 year olds, STEM Festival offers a number of fun and engaging activities such as coding workshops, interactive science experiments, engineering and technology demonstrations, inspirational talks and presentations from enthusiasts and professionals working in STEM.

A number of special guest appearances are planned, including popular children’s TV presenter Maddie Moate who is bringing her Mission to Mars show to the festival and Horrible Science author Nick Arnold who will be giving exciting talks and signing copies of his latest books.

Children's TV presenter Maddie Moate

Jonathan Frascella, Volunteer and Event Organiser commented: “Digital People in Peterborough’s involvement with Ada Lovelace Day offers the opportunity to host a community event showcasing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. We’re inviting all the family to come along and hope the event is an inspirational experience for many children.”

Meg Harrington, Sponsorship Manager, BGL Group added: “BGL is delighted to be joint headline sponsor of Peterborough’s STEM Festival, alongside Anglian Water and the Anglian Water @one Alliance. This fantastic community event engages children with the wonders of STEM and we hope that our challenging yet fun technology activity inspires many youngsters to become future leaders in technology.”

Tracey Goddard, @one Alliance Organisational Development Manager added:  “This STEM Festival  builds on our ongoing commitment to inspire young people to be our future engineers, scientists and technology specialists; skills that we need to design, build and operate water and wastewater recycling centres and pipelines  across all our Anglian Water region. It’s great to be sponsoring this with the BGL Group.

Main Sponsors

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In addition to the main event, Digital People in Peterborough are also delivering a Schools’ Challenge Day at Allia Future Business Centre on Tuesday 9 October. Aimed at primary school pupils in years 5 and 6, this free event gives children the opportunity to take part in challenging activities led by STEM professionals and local organisations such as BGL, Anglian Water and the Anglian Water @one Alliance.

School places are still available, click here to sign up.