EIC/BTC Xmas Lunch

EIC and BTC tenants joined together today for the 2023 Xmas lunch of turkey baps and minced pies.

Congratulations to the STEM Workshop – on milestone birthday

The STEM Workshop has recently taken up residence within the e-Innovation centre as the business begins to expand and celebrate its business growth. The company celebrated its ‘5th birthday’ this week which was quite a milestone for its founder Leanne Mee who founded the company in 2017. Leanne is an experienced leader and teacher who has worked in education for over 20 years. Leanne founded The STEM Workshop as a result of the decline of the delivery of Design and Technology and Engineering in schools, she wanted to support more schools and educators in having a wider impact across both Shropshire and the Midlands.

Leanne was invited to a prestigious parliamentary reception last week at the House of Commons in Westminster to be part of the launch of #EngineeringKidsFutures which is a new campaign and report written by The Institute of Engineering and Technology. The report presents some stark facts about the Engineering economy and the state of Engineering education in schools.

What Leanne does at The STEM Workshop already addresses many of these recommendations that have been presented to government, one of which is that Engineering should be taught from primary age and upwards in schools. At The STEM Workshop Engineering and Design and Technology are at the heart of each workshop where children are not only immersed in learning about D&T and Engineering but they are also connected to a career across Engineering to support in raising those aspirations from an early age and breaking down any barriers. The workshops are designed to align to the D&T curriculum but also provide opportunities for children to apply their knowledge from Maths and Science allowing them to contextualise their learning. Teachers are provided with plans and resources following the workshops to allow the learning to embedded and sustained.

See below extracts from a recent workshop where Leanne was working with a group of Year 3 pupils at John Randall Primary in Telford, connecting their learning to mechanical engineering, the pupils were designing and making working models of the great glass elevator.




Since The STEM Workshop founded in 2017 Leanne and her growing team have engaged with over 50,000 young people running workshops both at primary and secondary level, including numerous teacher training workshops and community events. They have a growing number of clients that they work for including The University of Wolverhampton, supporting many community events such as Sci Fest and community days. The Design and Technology Association, In-Comm Training a local apprenticeship training provider running a number of initiatives as part of their community engagement offering, Shropshire Council, Severn Teaching Alliance, Wolverhampton Council. University Centre Shrewsbury, MAKE uk an apprenticeship training centre in Birmingham, Recently gaining a contract with The Royal Academy of Engineering running a funded project for them across 20 schools in the midlands and many more including working with schools direct.

Leanne gained recognition for her work last year, through winning the prestigious Excellence Awards run by The Design and Technology Association for Development of STEM Learning Opportunities which she received at the Savoy Place in London. This year Leanne then became sponsor for the Outstanding pupil award aged 6 – 11years and had the privilege of awarding this award to an extremely talented young man. Leanne is keen to give back to allow for growth within the subject.

To find out more about what we offer at The STEM Workshop explore the website https://thestemworkshop.co.uk or you can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Her Majesty The Queen: 1926 – 2022

We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen; our thoughts and sympathies are with The Royal Family at this terribly sad time.

Her Majesty will be remembered for a lifetime of duty, dedication and public service, a reassuring voice through many crises, and an enduring presence in our national story.

From Friday 9th of September 2022, the nation entered an official period of mourning to mark the monarch’s death. We will provide updates on the proceedings and any impact they may have on operations when they become available.

We respectfully ask that everyone is considerate to fellow users of the campus who may be affected by the sad loss of our monarch.

A national book of condolence is available to sign on The Royal Family website

Condolence books open across Telford and Wrekin

Telford and Wrekin residents wanting to share their sympathy, feelings and memories of HM The Queen can do so in Condolence books, open now across the borough.

Books are open from 1pm today at Southwater, Wellington, Newport, and Oakengates libraries, and can be signed during normal library opening hours and also this Saturday and Sunday between 10am until 3pm

Anyone wishing to lay floral tributes are welcome to do so at flower locations close to the condolence books at libraries. People are respectfully asked to unwrap any cellophane, plastic or paper from the floral tributes and place these in nearby litter bins.

Flowers left in other public places may be moved to the main tribute locations.

For more information, please visit the Council’s memorial page at https://apps.telford.gov.uk/queen/which includes details of events taking place later this week too.