Peterborough to Hold FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo on Saturday 19th May 2018

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2018 Peterborough STEM Festival FIRST LEGO League Junior


Monday 19th February


As part of Peterborough STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Festival 2018, Digital People in Peterborough, in collaboration with The Institute of Engineering and Technology and Allia Future Business Centre, are delighted to announce the FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo in Peterborough.

Peterborough’s third Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) festival will be held later this year encompassing a series of events inspired by Ada Lovelace Day.

With both @one Alliance Anglian Water and BGL Group already signed up as top-tier sponsors, the festival’s free-to-attend main event will feature activities that will include coding workshops, interactive science experiments, engineering and technology demonstrations, inspirational talks and presentations from enthusiasts and professionals working in STEM.

Through the partnership with Ada Lovelace Day, one of Peterborough STEM Festival’s core aims is to encourage girls and young women into STEM careers.

In addition to the main programme held in October, Peterborough STEM Festival will also be hosting a LEGO Expo, an exciting STEM based activity, for 6-9 year olds. Any group of children can form a team (maximum of six children per team), whether they’re from a local primary school, scouting group, code club or just friends looking for a fun challenge.

This year’s theme is Aqua Adventure with teams researching the topic, constructing a motorised LEGO model and then presenting their ideas on a Show Me poster. FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. rapidly develops teamwork, design, programming and communication skills, but the most important thing is that it is great fun and makes the children really enjoy STEM subjects.

Taking place in Peterborough on Saturday 19th May, at Allia Future Business Centre, registration is now open for local teams to enrol, learn and compete but most important of all – have fun!

Register online at:

To find out more about Peterborough STEM Festival:
Please visit the website to subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to know when FREE entry tickets are released, find out more about planned activities and how to get involved. Email for all other enquiries.

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About Peterborough STEM Festival

Our mission is to engage, inspire, and develop children and adults, and work with parents and educators to inspire today’s youth into becoming tomorrow’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) innovators. In particular, we strive to encourage and highlight what’s new, unusual or surprising; to inspire by giving participants the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience; and to enhance interest by providing examples and introductions to role models.

Invitation for Sponsorship

We are inviting all companies and businesses in Peterborough, regardless of size, to be involved and support this unique community event. Sponsorship opportunities at all levels are available for local Peterborough based companies as well as STEM related organisations. Please contact the organisers for more information.

About Digital People in Peterborough (DPiP)

DPiP is a non-profit (CIC) community group and organised by volunteers. In three years our membership has increased from 10 to over 600 members, with 50 regular attendees each month at our informal meetups in Peterborough.

Our events are open to anyone working in or with an interest in digital – from those employed by large organisations, freelancers, start-up founders or simply enthusiasts. All disciplines are welcomed and encouraged. Member industries include development, design, content creation, marketing, databases, security, systems administration, among others.

About Allia Future Business Centre

Allia is a charitable organisation that started in 1999. It supports people and organisations to create a positive impact on people, planet or place through enterprise. Allia does this in three ways; through Allia Future Business Centres which provide workspace with free enterprise support programmes including Serious Impact, through Impact Finance, and through Impact Innovation projects. Allia has Future Business Centres in Cambridge, Peterborough and East London.

About Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace Day was founded by Suw Charman-Anderson in 2009 and aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. It has become an international week of celebration of women in STEM with events happening all over the world. The next Ada Lovelace Day will be held on Tuesday 9th October 2018.