Virtual Science Innovation

Virtual Science Innovation

Published: 1 March 2021

Get Inspired by the Wonder of Virtual Science & Innovation!

The team that brought Virtual Crawley STEMfest to classrooms and homes last autumn has created a brand-new free virtual interactive careers event for primary and secondary students. Going live from 9.00am on Friday 5th March, it will be accessible until the spring school holidays, consequently promoting and supporting British Science Week 6-14 March 2021.

Students can ignite their curiosity in science and innovation as they navigate their way around an interactive careers exhibition, exploring a variety of companies showcasing a diverse range of information about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) career paths within their business.  Included is a new stimulating futuristic section to increase student interactivity and the popular ‘Desert Island Risk’ and ‘What’s My Job?’ –pre-recorded videos by STEM professionals will be refreshed.

Working closely with Sussex Health and Care Partnership (SHCP), who represent health and care organisations in Sussex (NHS, social care), students will be able to discover the diversity of STEM related roles the partnership organisations can offer. These include roles such as pharmacists and radiographers.

Jayne Thwaites, Sussex Workforce Careers Lead at SHCP said: “We are delighted to be involved in this inventive event. It provides us with the opportunity to inform the next generation of young people about the wide range of jobs available in health and care organisations in Sussex and the STEM skills that are needed to help build a pipeline of talent for the future.

“At a more local level one of the key priorities of the SHCP is ‘Growing for the Future’. We are committed to ensuring that our workforce is representative of our local community and as a Cornerstone Employer we actively encourage young people to consider a career in health and care in Sussex. We have a range of opportunities to offer young people including apprenticeship programmes, work experience, volunteering and T Level placements. We are very much looking forward to welcoming students to our virtual exhibition stand where they will be able to find out about some of the “STEMazing” health and care careers we can offer them.”

Access to the virtual event will be available at Students can engage in a wide range of free STEM activities to support subject lessons, tutorial time, PSHE, STEM Clubs & homework at any time of day from any electronic device, including smart phones, tablets and computers.

The event has been financially supported by employers including Sussex Health and Care Partnership (SHCP), CGG, Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and Specsavers.


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